Apple sued by University of Winsconsin, could lose $800+ million dollars over illegal patent use
Apple is known as a worldwide brand in its own respect and does not take copyright infringement issues lightly, having a record of suing different bodies and organizations over the years over whatever it feels is a copyright infringement. It then looked like Apple was made to taste its own bitter pill when it was sued by patent infringement and then forced to swallow this pill when a jury found it guilty of this lawsuit.
Apple, sued by University of Winsconsin-Madison, is set to part with a whooping $862 million in damages to the suing party. The patents that were alleged to have been made use of by Apple include the Apple’s A7, A8 and A8X processors which were implemented in its devices such as the iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus. The same suing body had also taken another lawsuit against Apple when it discovered that it seems Apple had implemented another of its patents in their devices, referring to the A9 and A9X processors used in the iPhone 6S and iPad Pro devices respectively.
WARF has an history of companies trying to use its patents without wishing to pay royalties as similar issues sprang up in 2008 when Intel was sued with respect to fact that the latter company had used their patent in its Core 2 Duo, a range of processors created by Intel around that time. This case was however settled at out court at that time, not even seeing the light of day and not going to trial.
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