In 2015, the University of Wisconsin successfully convinced the court that Apple's A-Series chips infringed a patent for a method to increase the efficiency of integrated circuits. The iPhone maker was then ordered to pay compensation.
But Apple appealed, with a bipartisan defense, and has now succeeded in getting the verdict reversed …
Apple was initially faced with an invoice of up to $ 862 million for patent infringement. A jury then awarded a lower price of $ 234 million after the judge ruled that Apple's infringement was unintended rather than intentional. The amount was then almost doubled to $ 506M based on the fact that Apple still violated the patent after the ruling.
Apple insisted that the verdict was against it & # 39; full of errors & # 39 ;. It argued that the patent should never have been granted and that the calculation of the compensation would have been incorrect, even in the case of a valid claim.
Reuters now reports that a court of appeal ruled that there was no infringement.
Apple Inc. Friday, a federal Court of Appeal convicted to pay a compensation of $ 234 million in favor of the patent granting body of the University of Wisconsin for infringement of the school's patent on computer processing technology.
The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, said that no reasonable juror could establish an infringement based on evidence presented during the liability phase of the 2015 trial.
The court said that Apple's case & # 39; legal & # 39; had to win. It is not known at the moment whether the court gave an opinion on the validity of the patent, or only about the infringement claim itself.