The nation's highest court said on its site that it has denied Mirror World's request that it consider the case related to software patents for features such as Apple's Cover Flow.
Mirror Worlds was founded by Yale University computer-science Professor David Gelernter. In a 2008 lawsuit, the company accused Apple of infringing on its patents with its Mac OS X operating systems going back to 10.4 "Tiger," as well as in its iOS devices including the
In September of 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washingtonthat sided with Apple.
We've contacted Apple and Network-1 Security Solutions, which bought Mirror Worlds' patents in May, and will update this report when we have more information.
In the world of mobile, patents have become a key focus area and battleground. Apple, Samsung, and other companies have sued each other repeatedly, accusing each other of ripping off designs and other elements. Apple, with a jury finding Samsung infringed on Apple patents and ordering it to pay Apple $1 billion. But Apple also has faced setbacks, such as the U.S. International Trade Commission ruling earlier in June that .