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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/us-apple-patent-defense-idUSKCN0SA20E20151016
U.S. jury on Friday ordered Apple... pay the WARF more than $234 million ... The amount was less than the $400 million the WARF was claiming... Apple said it would appeal the verdict... Apple's A7, A8 and A8X processors... infringement of its 1998 patent on a "predictor circuit," developed by...

Apple... arguing that WARF deserved less than even the $110 million the foundation settled with Intel Corp after suing that company in 2008 over the same patent... Apple had argued that WARF's patent entitled it to as little as 7 cents per device sold, a far cry from the $2.74 that WARF was claiming...

U.S. District Judge... ruled that Apple had not willfully infringed WARF's patent... eliminating a chance to triple the damages in the case... Last month, WARF launched a second lawsuit against Apple...


$400million / $2.74 = 1.4 億部機 ?

蘋果晶片侵權賠基金會18億

Source: https://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E8%98 ... 4%84-080900548.html

美國一間聯邦法院的陪審團周五裁定,蘋果公司部分iPhone和iPad的處理器晶片技術因侵犯專利權,要向威斯康辛大學麥迪遜分校轄下的校友研究基金會(WARF),賠償2億3400萬美元(18億1200萬港元)。

威斯康辛州西區聯邦法院本月5日開庭審理此案,法庭陪審團日前裁定,校友研究基金會所擁有的預測電路專利有效,蘋果公司未經授權,將相關處理器技術應用在部分iPad和iPhone產品內。審訊隨後進入第二階段,由陪審團審議被告所需支付的賠償額。

主審法官康利認定,蘋果公司並非蓄意侵權,所支付賠償金額因而無需達到原告實際所受損失的3倍。

校友研究基金會於1988年獲得有關專利,而作為專利有償使用的授權機構,它於去年初向聯邦法院提出訴訟,指控蘋果公司侵權,將預測電路技術用於一些較型號iPhone及iPad等產品的A7、A8及A8X系列晶片,以提高處理器的運行效率。涉及的手機包括iPhone 5s、6以及6 Plus

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