Apple Ordered To Pay $506 Million In Patent Infringement

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A jury recently found Apple guilty of alleged infringement of a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. 

The lawsuit between Apple and the University of Wisconsin dates back to 2014, that is when the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation accused Apple of infringement on its patent titled “Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer”, which is basically a method used for improving processor efficiency. The University of Wisconsin claims Apple infringed on its patent relating to computer processing technology which was used in Apple’s A7, A8, and A8X chips for its iPhones.

The most recent verdict, the jury ruled that Apple infringed upon the University’s patent and the presiding Judge William Conley ordered Apple to pay more than double the amount which started at $ 234 million back in 2015, but because Apple continued to infringe upon the University’s patent by using the technology on the iPhone up until 2016, the judge added an additional $ 272 million for damages and interest, ruling Apple should now pay the University of Wisconsin $ 506 million. Apple is planning to appeal the verdict.

Sources: Fortune.com, Macrumors

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