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Apple should university half a billion dollars to pay in patentzaak

Apple should university half a billion dollars to pay in patentzaak

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Techgigant Apple should the University of Wisconsin-Madison a fine of 506 million dollars (435 million euros) to pay. The company would be a patent of the university have been violated.

That has the court in Madison ruled, reports Reuters. The jury was in 2015 already determined that Apple the university of 234 million dollars was owed. That amount is now by the court more than doubled.

Apple has not yet on the lawsuit responded. According to the rechtbankdocumenten the company is in appeal.

The onderzoekstak of the university complained to Apple in 2014, as the company’s patented processor technology would be used in some iPhones. It is a chip that predicts what a user will do, so the processor is more efficient to work on.

‘Invalid’

The techgigant suggested during the case that the patent is invalid, and that the Us patent office is here again had to bow. That rejected the patent, on further research, it is not.

Apple was in 2015 again accused by the same university, because later models of the iPhone, the same technology they would use. The court refuses this matter until the appeal is judged.

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