Apple Found Guilty of Infringing Patent With A7/8 Chips, Could Owe $862 Million in Damages

Apple Found Guilty of Infringing Patent With A7/8 Chips, Could Owe $862 Million in Damages

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Apple was found guilty of infringing a University of Wisconsin-Madison patent with its A7, A8 and A8X processors, reports Reuters. A jury in Madison, Wisconsin also found the patent, which improves processor efficiency was valid.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation sued Apple in January 2014 alleging infringement of its 1998 patent for improving chip efficiency. Apple denied infringement and argued that the patent was invalid. It tried to convince the USPTO to review the patent's validity but the agency denied the request in April.

The case is being presided over by U.S. District Judge William Conley and it's estimated that Apple could be liable for up to $862.4 million in damages.

The trial is being sectioned into three phases: liability, damages, and a determination of willful infringement.

WARF launched a second lawsuit against Apple last month, targetting its A9 and A9X chips in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, as well as the iPad Pro.

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Apple Found Guilty of Infringing Patent With A7/8 Chips, Could Owe $862 Million in Damages

Chris - October 14, 2015 at 2:51pm
I live in Madison ten minutes from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bohemian Rhapsody - October 14, 2015 at 7:36am
Apple fanboys are the worse.and I love my iMac and OSX. But I dont think Apple is always right or that makes always the better stuff. They don't! And I certainly don't blindly defend Apple alll that time, no matter what, with stupid and childish arguments. Grow up!
Lolwut - October 14, 2015 at 12:42pm
The only person who is the worse here is great. He compares anything to Apple in order to prove anything compared to other fans. I don't prove Apple better every time unless haters are here, but I will admit I buy almost every Apple product and most have downsides, but they never fail to just work for me overall and I won't debate that. Sure you see it differently and I understand Apple can't be perfect, but I find them doing just fine from what I bought from them.
M8 W8 - October 14, 2015 at 3:25pm
He's not talking about how Apple products are unsatisfying, he's talking about the annoying Apple fanboys who always defend Apple and buy ALL of their products, now even if they spends tons on Apple it doesn't matter, it just about how they don't know anything about tech and ALWAYS defend Apple and say they are the best. Apple has good products and that's what that guy was pointing out, but he just doesn't like those types of people, and neither do I.
Lolwut - October 14, 2015 at 3:39pm
I was using products as an example of how I see them and that I am an apple fan in order to prove myself compared to what he said. He's not wrong and I have seen worse but not all are bad here.
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