Apple To Pay Damages To University For Patent Infringement
Apple has been ordered to pay the University of Wisconsin's intellectual property management arm $234 million in damages for infringing on one of its processor patents, reported Reuter last week.
A jury ruled Apple had infringed on a patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) when it used patented technology in its A7, A8, and A8X processors.
WARF had originally asked for higher damages but later lowered that request to around $400 million. Apple will be paying a little more than half of the requested amount with the $234 million award WARF received from the jury. The presiding judge ruled Apple had not wilfully infringed on WARF's patent, so the damages award will stay at $234 million*.