Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Apple Patent Dispute Loss Means $506M Payday For University Of Wisconsin

Judge orders Apple to pay University of Wisconsin $507M for infringing on chip efficiency patent Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university for processor patent infringement: Report
Clarence Schmidt | 27 July, 2017, 01:00

A federal appeals court in October directed Samsung to pay Apple a $120 million award originally granted through a jury's judgement.

According to the claim, the technology was created by a professor and three students at the university who were granted a patent in 1998 and is enforceable through the university's patent licensing arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Would not want to give any of those billions of dollars in cash to a university.

Apple has been ordered by a United States judge to pay $506 million to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for infringing on a patent owned by the latter.

WARF has a separate lawsuit against Apple it filed in 2015, alleging chips in later versions of the iPhone infringe on the same patent. The design improves efficiency and performance of a computer processor by predicting user input. An Apple spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment. Interestingly, this comes in the back of another order that required Apple to pay $234 million to WARF on the same charges. That strategy worked well in the trial against Samsung, but it's now Apple's turn to taste the bitter medicine called U.S. patent system. "Conley said WARF is owed additional damages plus interest because Apple continued to infringe the patent, which relates to computer processor technology, until it expired in December 2016". The alumni foundation sued Apple in 2015 arguing arguing that the A9 and A9X chips found in the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and iPad Pro infringe upon the same patent.

Apple was found guilty in 2015 and ordered to pay $862.2 million, but US District Judge William Conley reduced this to $234 million because Apple's infringement was not willful.

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