2014 began the patent troll Smart Flash sue individual game developers who used certain features Apple provides for IOS development. Later the company also sued Apple, Google, Samsung and HTC. Apple went to court and lost. The Court in Eastern Texas ruled Apple to pay $ 533 million.
Apple appealed, and now the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in the case. The patent SmartFlash mean that Apple and developers have been infringed invalidated, and the three judges, which was unanimous, writes in the judgment that they are far too vague to be able to obtain patent protection as actual inventions.
Full judgment therefore reversed and now it SmartFlash who pay Apple's legal costs.