Date: October 4
Charges: In 2008, Mirror Worlds, a company founded by a Yale computer science professor, sued Apple for infringing upon its “document streaming” technology, which displays different collections of documents based on users’ selected criteria, and presents them in a pile or stack that a user can flip through on screen with its Cover Flow interface.
Complex says: On October 4th, Mirror Worlds won a jury verdict, forcing Apple to possible pay up to $625.5 million in damages. Of course, Apple challenged the verdict and the case is currently ongoing. If Apple ends up losing, this will be the fourth-largest patent settlement in history.