Apple Inc. is challenging a federal jury's order that it pay $625.5 million in damages for violating the patents of a small technology company founded by a Yale professor, reports the Associated Press. If upheld, the verdict would be one of the largest in a patent lawsuit. On Oct. 1, a jury found that Apple infringed on three patents held by Mirror Worlds LLC, a company founded by Yale University computer science professor David Gelernter to commercialize his ideas. The patents cover characteristic features on Apple's Macintosh computers, iPods, and iPhones, including Cover Flow, which lets users flip through album...

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