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Apple to pay $23.6 million for infringing patents

An Apple store in the China Central Mall in Beijing, China
Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images
An Apple store in the China Central Mall in Beijing, China

A jury has told Apple to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using SkyTel pager technology in its iPhone and other devices without permission, Bloomberg reported.

Owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, the patents are from the 1990s and are mostly on the cusp of expiration, the news site said.

MTel had sought $237.2 million, or $1 per device, in damages, while Apple said the firm should only receive $1 million, Bloomberg said.

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Apple declined to comment on the verdict, the news service said.

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