Apple now has to pay $506 million to a university’s patent licensing arm

July 27th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

In October of 2015 a jury ruled that Apple had to pay the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison $234 million for infringing a patent, even though the company denied any infringement and argued that the patent was invalid. And today a US District Judge added $272 million on top of that, ordering Apple to pay the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) a whopping $506 million in total, for the same patent.

The judge says Apple owes WARF additional damages because it continued to infringe upon its patent until it expired in December 2016. Apple is going to appeal the…

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