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Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university in patent dispute

July 24, 2017

On July 24, 2017, U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison ordered Apple Inc. to pay $506 million for infringing a computer processor patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The award is an additional $272 million to the damages awarded to WARF in October 2015.

Mark Chandler was retained by counsel on behalf of the WARF to evaluate licensing aspects of the financial damages claim WARF made against Apple and to provide expert testimony in a patent infringement dispute. Mr. Chandler provided testified at trial on licensing and financial damages related to the infringement of a patent on microprocessor function and the Apple A7 and A8 chips used in certain iPhones and iPads. Mr. Chandler was the last witness called to testify before the case went to the jury.  After deliberating for less than three hours, a Wisconsin federal jury  awarded WARF with $234 in financial damages.

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