DENVER (AP) — A federal jury in Denver says navigation information provider Jeppesen Sanderson should pay $43.1 million to a small Massachusetts software maker that claimed Jeppesen violated their agreement for putting aviation charts on tablet computers.
The judgment was announced Thursday. Jeppesen is expected to appeal.
The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/mef3ezc ) SolidFX had a contract with Jeppesen for an application that would allow pilots to view Jeppesen charts on an e-book viewer.
SolidFX claimed Jeppesen stole its idea for an app that works on iPads. Jeppesen argued the iPad wasn't covered by the term "e-book viewer," but SolidFX says it was.
SolidFX is based in Foxborough, Mass. Jeppesen is in the Denver suburb of Englewood.