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Apple ordered to pay $234 million to university for infringing patent

(Reuters) - A US jury on Friday ordered Apple Inc. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arm patent license more than $ 234 million to pay compen...

 

Apple ordered to pay $234 million to university for infringing patent

(Reuters) – A US jury on Friday ordered Apple Inc. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arm patent license more than $ 234 million to pay compensation to integrate its technology chip in some of iPhones and iPads the company without authorization

The amount less than the $ 400 million from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) claiming damages after the jury Tuesday said Apple violated its patent for improved performance was computer processors.

Apple said it would appeal the ruling, but declined further comment.

WARF welcomed the ruling and said it was important to protect the inventions of the University of unauthorized use. “This decision is great news” – said Director General of WARF Carl Gulbrandsen in a statement.

The jury deliberated about 3-1 / 2 hours before returning the verdict closely followed in the case by a federal court in Madison, Wisconsin. It was the second stage of a process that began on October 5.

The jury investigated whether Apple A7, A8 and A8X processors found in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, and the various versions of the iPad, violated patent

WARF sued Apple in January 2014 violate the patent on a 1998 “predictor circuit” developed by computer science professor Gurindar Sohi and three of his students.

Much of the argument of injury had to do with whether a particular section of Apple chips sold in the units abroad, rather than placed in the US, also infringed WARF the patent. Jurors liked what they were doing.

Apple had tried to argue strongly limited its liability to the jury that WARF earned even less than the $ 110 million the Foundation set with Intel Corp on after that company in 2008 on the same patent.

Apple had argued that patent WARF to as little as $ 7 per unit sold, instead of $ 2.74 which demanded WARF.

WARF uses a portion of the revenue it generates to support research at the school, to distribute more than $ 58 million in grants last year, according to its website.

On Thursday, US District Judge William Conley, who presides over the case, ruled that Apple did not willfully had infringed the patent of WARF, raising the possibility of treble damages in the case.

Last month, WARF has launched a second lawsuit against Apple, focusing on the latest chips and enterprise devices, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and Pro.

The case is Wisconsin Alumni Research iPad. Foundation v Apple Inc, US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, No. 14-cv-62

(Reporting by Andrew Chung, edited by Alexia Garamfalvi and Tom Brown).

Software co. Intertrust accuses Apple of infringing patents

 

Software co. Intertrust accuses Apple of infringing patents

Intertrust Technologies Corp., a software company owned by a group that Sony Corp. and Royal Philips Electronics said Wednesday that it filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc. filed for violating 15 patents related to safety.

The case relates to devices like the iPhone and iPad, computers and laptops, Mac and Apple TV services, including iTunes, iCloud and the Apple App Store, Intertrust said in a statement that no monetary value connection with the prosecution gave.

Silicon Valley Intertrust develops and licenses digital rights management (DRM) software, which is used to protect the content rights management for companies that distribute music, movies and other digital content.

The company is a large high-tech companies, Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics for Nokia and HTC among its licensees. On his website, he says he was a joint venture by Sony and Philips Stephens Inc. in 2003.

“Apple has many products that Intertrust` s inventions “, Talal Shamoon, Intertrust Director` s CEO, said in a statement. “We regret that we are forced to ask Court to help solve this problem.”

Apple declined to comment.