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Apple wins appeal in tech patent battle with Farstone

Apple has won an appeal in its tech patent battle with Farstone, a PC backup service, reports AppleInsider.

The appeals court ruled that Apple didn’t violate patent number 120,835, which involves graphic user interfaces used to backup and restore data stored on a computer — such as Time Machine on the Mac. Farstone claimed Apple violated its patent and sought an injunction against Time Machine, triple damages suffered by the company as a result of willful patent violation, and an ongoing royalty agreement. 

Farstone makes products for the PC, including RestorIT, One Recovery, Driveclone, TotalRecovery, and VirtualDrive.


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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.