Apple loses trial with University of Wisconsin for patent use - NewCydiaTweaks


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Apple loses trial with University of Wisconsin for patent use

The issue of patents in the United States is a serious case, and tell Apple that it has had to face numerous trials in favor of and against misuse of the same. 
Now it's Apple's turn to pay , since a judge ruled the company's responsibility in the unlicensed use of a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin .

Apple is forced to pay for the use of patents without permission

Although the news is known today, the truth is that this dispute between the University of Wisconsin and Apple , has been a few years already in the courts.
University of Wisconsin in patent dispute with Apple
University of Wisconsin, in dispute with Apple for misuse and patents
The patent in question, filed in 1998 by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation , is based on technology that improves chip efficiency . 
By 2015 Apple had already been sentenced to pay that institution a whopping $ 862 million for using the patented technology without proper authorization. That figure was then reduced to $ 234 million because the judge ruled that Apple had not intentionally infringed the patent. 
Apparently, Apple misused information of this patent for the development of its chips A7, A8 and A8X , which endow the  iPhone 5, iPhone 6,
The time passed and after several appeals by Apple, today a new sentence is known. 
Although the amount to be paid by Apple was $ 234 million , Judge William Conley has modified that figure, adding $ 272 million, totaling $  507 million in damages to the University of Wisconsin. This increase in money, according to the judge himself, is because Apple has continued to infringe the patent in question until it expired in 2016 .
However, the thing does not end here, since Apple will face another demand from the same university , who assert that the Cupertino have used this patent for the development of  A9 and A9X chips found in the  iPhone 6s, 6s Plus And iPad Pro respectively.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Clearly Apple does not agree with the judge's ruling and will appeal this measure, arguing that they had not infringed any patent. During the trial, he urged the United States Patent and Trademark Office to review the validity of the patent , without success. 
There are no official statements from Apple yet, and perhaps appeals may lead to a reduction in the amount, but it is very likely that you will have to pay the University of Wisconsin for damages caused by the use of your patent.

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