Apple must pay $506M for infringing university’s patent

Apple must pay $506M for infringing university’s patent

A judge has ordered Apple to pay $506 million to the research arm of the University of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF, sued Apple in 2014, accusing its A7, A8, and A8X chips of infringing US Patent No. 5,781,752, which claims a type of "table based data speculation circuit." The following year after a trial, a Wisconsin jury found (PDF) that Apple had infringed the '752 patent and that it should pay $234 million in damages.

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