When patent trolls are hungry, they reach for Apple. And when they do, they often get fed. In the bizarre world of US patent law, even when your case has little merit, you're probably going to get paid anyway.
After losing the bizarre eBook trial with the United States Department of Justice in July, Apple awaited whatever sanctions the court was deliberating on handing out. On Friday, the DOJ proposed its settlement with Apple based on its ruling the company was indeed guilty of conspiring to fix eBook prices.