A California federal judge presiding over a lawsuit which claims Apple mislead consumers about how many pixels are in its iPhone has told a court "there doesn't really seem to be anyone in America who seems to be concerned about it,".
Apple's chip supplier, TSMC, has countersued Global Foundries in the latest development surrounding a legal dispute over patent infringement between the two chip suppliers. TMSC alleges that Global Foundries infringed on no less than 25 of its patents.
In a retrial of the ongoing lawsuit from Apple that alleged Samsung took its patented designs for its own products several generations of phones ago, the court awarded Apple just shy of $539 million in damages.
Apple may not need to pay $533 million to Smartflash over supposed patent violations, as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated two of the relevant patents, following the previous invalidation of the third.