Published On: Wed, Oct 14th, 2015

Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, Faces $862 Million Damages



US jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm without permission.

The jury also said the patent, in chips found in many of its most popular devices, which improves processor efficiency, was valid.

The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages. Apple Inc. could be facing up to $862 million in damages.

Representatives for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Apple could not immediately be reached for comment.

WARF sued Apple in January 2014 alleging infringement of its 1998 patent.

The jury was considering whether Apple’s A7, A8 and A8X processors, found in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, as well as several versions of the iPad, violate the patent.

Read the full story at Reuters, by Andrew Chung

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