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Appeals court reverses $234 million patent-infringement ruling against Apple

It turned out that A7, A8, A8X did not infringe Wisconsin-Madison University's patent.
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The Court of Appeals just canceled the 2015 ruling on Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The original court ruled that iPhone manufacturers are obliged to $ 234 million to universities because they infringed the patented microchip technology of iPhone and iPad.

The jury in 2015 determined that the Apple A 7, A 8, A 8 X processor committed a patent infringement on the predictive circuit of the 1998 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Next, it improves performance by predicting which instruction is required next.

Last year, another judge increased the fine to US $ 560 million for Apple's technical use due to patent expiration in 2016.

Apple, win with appeal

However, the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (Washington, DC) said, "Because a reasonable jury could not find an infringement based on the evidence presented during the trial's liability period, Apple decided to dismiss the district court as a matter of law Movement for "

This will end Apple's obligation to pay the original $ 235 million university fund. There is also the possibility that $ 272 million added in 2017 will be deleted.

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