According to the latest reports, on Tuesday, Apple filed a notice of appeal for its infringement of Corellium’s copyright lawsuit, which was partially settled last week. The notice has been filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier today, the final verdict on Apple’s allegations of copyright infringement entered the proceedings.
Specifically, the appeal is against the summary judgment reached in December 2020. At that time, U.S. District Court Judge Rodney Smith made a supporting ruling on the direct infringement allegations of technology giant Corellium.
After weighing all necessary factors, the court held that Corellium has fulfilled its responsibility to determine fair use. Therefore, the use of iOS and Corellium products is permitted, Judge Smith wrote in December. Apple can only appeal if it involves injunctive relief, which leaves room for a ruling that forced Corellium to shut down its iOS and iTunes virtualization products.
Apple’s notice of appeal was first reported by Reuters. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2019, when Apple claimed that Corellium’s simulation products infringed the copyrights of iOS, iTunes and other technologies. Corellium sells a set of virtual versions of Apple’s iPhone and other products to developers and security researchers. These users have obtained permission to search for vulnerabilities, defects, and vulnerabilities.