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WARF v Apple infringement damages increased

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

In late July, 2017, a U.S. judge ordered Apple Inc to pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm, more than doubling the damages initially imposed on Apple by a jury.

U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison added $272 million to a $234 million jury verdict the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation won against Apple in October 2015. Conley said WARF is owed additional damages plus interest because Apple continued to infringe the patent, which relates to computer processor technology, until it expired in December 2016. Mark Chandler testified on licensing and damages on behalf of WARF in the U.S. District Court trial.

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