Patent infringement the University of Wisconsin will cost Apple $234 million

Patent infringement the University of Wisconsin will cost Apple $234 million


Moscow. October 17. Apple, the loser of a patent dispute the University of Wisconsin, will have to pay compensation of $234 million This decision was made by the Federal court in Madison, posoveschalis before more of those hours, informs “bi-Bi-si”.

Apple has already stated that it will appeal the decision. More detailed comments the company has promised to give later.

On Tuesday, October 13, the court found Apple guilty of unlawful use of a patent right which belongs to the University of Wisconsin. The company faced fines of up to $862 million.

The patent over which there was dispute, was developed by University staff in 1998 and is owned by a private organization Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Research Foundation of the graduates of the University of Wisconsin, WARF).

The patent technology allows for the improved architecture to optimize the processor and reduce the use of energy, which in turn, allows to increase the battery life. The court found that the A7, A8 and A8X used in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus and in some versions of the iPad, violate a patent.

Apple has rejected all charges in the theft of a patent.