A federal jury in Tyler ruled Thursday that Apple illegally used source code owned by a Plano-based patent holding company on several models of its iPhones and iPads. Fort Worth IP lawyer Ed Nelson convinced an eight-person jury to award $22.1 million in damages to Cellular Communications Equipment, which the jury said owns a valid patent on unique source code that combines hardware components and specifically designed software instructions to allow advanced buffering technology on smart phones and handheld devices . . .
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