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$234 million is a lot less than $862 million in damages that Apple could have faced for infringing on a University of Wisconsin-Madison patent, but it’s still a lot of money — even for a company as large as Apple. The larger figure was the maximum amount of damages that Apple was facing for infringing on Patent No. 5,781,752, which is held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The number is also actually smaller than what WARF was originally asking for during the trial: $400,000 million. Despite the lower damages, WARF was still pleased with the outcome. “This decision is great news," lauded WARF Managing Director Carl Gulbrandsen in a statement to Reuters. And it also looks as... Read more...
Apple has found itself at the loser’s table this week, as a jury determined that the tech giant infringed on a patent owned by the licensing division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More specifically, the patent is held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF. The patent in question, Patent No. 5,781,752, was issued in 1998 and is described as helping improve processor efficiency. According to WARF, Apple’s A7, A8, and A8X processors all infringe on the patent, meaning the the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and various iterations of the iPad tablet are in violation.  The presiding judge, District Judge William Conley, says that Apple could be on the hook for up to... Read more...