Apple Inc. was ordered to pay $532.9 million when a federal jury determined its iTunes software violates three patents held by Smartflash LLC. The patents in question involve processes for accessing and storing digital content. After eight hours of deliberations, the jury determined Apple willfully used these patents without the permission of Smartflash. Apple plans to appeal this decision. Sources: Entrepreneur.com If you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: firstname.lastname@example.org | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.