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Apple ordered to pay $234m in patent infringement case

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation wins patent case against Apple, $234m in damages

By Sean Ridgeley from Oct 20, 2015 @ 10:49 CDT

Earlier we reported Apple was being sued for patent-related damages by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and that the jury had ruled the claim -- which concerned processor efficiency technology in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus -- was valid. Now, damages have been set at $234m. This is much less than the original $862m asked, as it's been determined Apple did not willfully violate the patent.

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Managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation had this to say: "This is a case where the hard work of our university researchers and the integrity of patenting and licensing discoveries has prevailed. The jury recognised the seminal computer processing work that took place on our campus."

An additional lawsuit making the same claim but concerning the 6S and 6S Plus has been filed, too. Between this win and another against Intel in 2008 for the same claim, the Foundation is favored.

NEWS SOURCES:Bbc.com


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