Apple wins patent infringement appeal against University of Wiscsin

In 2015, the University of Wiscsin successfully cvinced 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 compensati.

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 milli for patent infringement. A jury then awarded a lower price of $ 234 milli after the judge ruled that Apple's infringement was unintended rather than intential. The amount was then almost doubled to $ 506M based 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 calculati of the compensati 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 cvicted to pay a compensati of $ 234 milli in favor of the patent granting body of the University of Wiscsin for infringement of the school's patent computer processing technology.

The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washingt, DC, said that no reasable juror could establish an infringement based 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 opini the validity of the patent, or ly about the infringement claim itself.

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