Apple will pay the University more than US $230 million for patent infringement


NEW YORK, October 17. /Corr. Kirill Volkov/. American Corporation Apple will pay the Wisconsin University in Madison (VUM) $234 million for patent infringement on technology developed by the employees of this public research institutions. Rendered a verdict Friday in Federal court in Madison, the capital of the state of Wisconsin.

WOM filed a lawsuit against Apple in January last year, accusing the company of violating patents registered by the University in 1998. As argued by the representatives of the VUM, the Corporation, without authorization, used the technology to create microarrays, developed at the University. According to the plaintiff, breach of the affected processors, which are equipped with the iPhone models 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, as well as some versions of the iPad.

In the end, the jury after hours of discussion, sided with the Prosecutor, requiring Apple to pay a specified amount. Originally VUM was required to pay Apple nearly $400 million, however, according to the management of academic institutions, it has remained quite satisfied with the final verdict.

However, the judicial claim of the University to the Apple is not over. Last month, WOM filed a lawsuit against the American Corporation, accusing it this time in violation of the rights to use the technology to build microarrays for the latest models iPhone 6S and 6S Plus iPad Pro.