Items tagged with University of Wisconsin

Apple is going to have to feed a recognized patent troll hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing on a patent that has to do with processor efficiency. Initially Apple was on the hook for $234 million, owed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) after it won a patent dispute against the Cupertino outfit. However, a judge on Monday more than doubled the fine by tacking on an additional $272 million.U.S District Judge William Conley in Madison ruled that Apple owed additional damages plus interest because it continued to infringe on the patent all the way up until it expired in 2016. With the added fine and interest piled on top of the original ruling, Apple... Read more...
Apple, a company that's known for aggressively defending its patents (just ask Samsung, which seems to always be involved in patent litigation with the Cupertino outfit), may have bitten off more than it can chew when it designed its custom A7 system-on-chip (SoC). A newly filed lawsuit by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF from here on out) accuses Apple of infringing on a patent developed at the University of Wisconsin. Specially, the lawsuit claims Apple's A7 chip infringes upon U.S. Patent No. 5,781,752. Unless you have a strange fetish for memorizing millions of patents, we'll excuse you for not knowing what that patent covers. It's titled "Table Based Data Speculation Circuit... Read more...