Patent lawsuit: Apple ordered to pay $234mn to university
October 17 , 2015
A jury in the US has ordered tech giant Apple to pay the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison about $234 million in damages for incorporating without permission its microchip technology into some iPhones and iPads.
The amount was, however, less than the $400 million claimed by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in damages. The jury agreed that Apple had infringed WARF’s patent for enhancing the performance of processors.
Apple will appeal against the verdict.