The University of Wisconsin in matters of patenting and intellectual property protection (WARF) proved guilty in Apple patent infringement when creating processors A7, A8, and A8X used in smartphones iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad some models. The court confirmed the misuse of the Californian giant’s patented technology.
WARF filed a lawsuit against Apple in early 2014. Then copertina accused of patent violations in the processor A7. Later in the review included the A8 and A8X chips. The organization claims that Apple illegally uses the design described in the patent number 5,781,752. The patent titled “Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer” describes a technology of increasing the efficiency of processors for multitasking.
District judge William Conley pleaded guilty to Apple and ordered to pay the plaintiff $862,4 million of Further consideration of the claim will proceed in three phases: liability, damages and wilfulness of the violation. If the patent was knowingly violated by Apple, the amount of the fine may be increased.
Note that the WARF has not stopped on these claims in the first microprocessors. Last month initiated another proceeding involving the A9 and A9X chips used in the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPad Pro.
Apple knew about the existence of the patent, but did not care about licensing, according to the complaint. The plaintiffs expect to achieve a ban on further illegal use of the Corporation’s patented technology. In WARF intends to prevent unauthorized use of the patent in smartphones and tablets Apple, as well as to receive compensation for material losses and costs associated with litigation.