University of Wisconsin will get from Apple over half a billion dollars for patent infringement
District judge William Conley (William Conley), having reviewed the lawsuit filed by the Foundation Alumni Research Foundation of the University of Wisconsin in 2014, ruled that Apple had indeed violated copyright.
The idea is that when you create a single-chip system A7, A8 and A8X Apple used patented technology to improve the speed, efficiency and performance of their devices.
Initially, the case was reviewed back in 2015, when Apple had to pay 234 million dollars. The trial was delayed for another two years, the judge added to the amount of 272 million dollars, noting that Apple has continued to illegally use the technology until the end of 2016, has not yet expired, was the patent.
The total is 506 million dollars. In 2015 the University of Wisconsin filed a similar claim for copyright infringement that occurred during the development of the A9 processors and А9Х, but the decision on the case is still pending.