Apple Ordered to Pay $506M to University of Wisconsin in A7/A8 Patent Dispute

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Guess who went to University of Wisconsin? DING DING DING that’s right, it’s Judge William Conley.

Guess who went to University of Wisconsin? DING DING DING that’s right, it’s Judge William Conley.

Wow, talk about a conflict of interests.

They what was needed.

They what what?

I don’t care what school he attended. The willful arrogance of my former employer to continue abusing this deserves the extra fine. Sorry, but they willfully knew what they were doing and did it anyway. The stupidity behind this is Apple could have easily collaborated with the university [as it has in the past] and paid a royalty fee probably 1/20th or less for it.

Learn from it and change the policy is what the Judge is inferring.

Bachelor’s degree from UWisc, check.
Juris Doctorate from UWisc, check.
Apparent conflict of interest, check.
Should the judge have recused himself, oh yeah.

Bachelor’s degree from UWisc, check.
Juris Doctorate from UWisc, check.
Apparent conflict of interest, check.
Should the judge have recused himself, oh yeah.

The argument can be made that the judge should have recused himself, but couldn’t Apple have brought that up at some point? Assuming they didn’t, I’m guessing it wasn’t as big of a deal as it seems.

They what what?

Michaelgtrusa went to Minnesota instead of UW. You’ll have to forgive him.

Chump change for apple.

Meanwhile at apple hq:

Tim: “raise the prices on all apple products.”
Phil: “yes sir.”

Ouch, half a billion. That’s gotta sting a bit.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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