Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million to an iTunes patent troll

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Despite attempts to curb patent trolls, at least some of them are getting lucky — and this week, one got very lucky. A Texas court has ordered Apple to pay a whopping $532.9 million to Smartflash, a holding company which sued over claims that iTunes (specifically its copy protection, payment systems and storage) violates its patents.

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