What you need to know
- U.S. District Court Judge Rodney Gilstrap has tossed a $506.2 million damages payout to Optis Wireless Technology.
- The judge said that the damages have "legitimately been called into question."
Apple has potentially just dodged a $500 million damages payout.
As reported by Bloomberg, a federal judge has stricken a $506.2 million damages award for Optis Wireless Technology, a company who originally won a case against Apple for infringing on its patents.
Gilstrap says that, after hearing the post-trial arguments, he is "persuaded that the FRAND-compliance of the damages awarded by the jury has legitimately been called into question."
Neither Apple nor Optis responded to requests for comment about these new developments.
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