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

A US jury on Friday (Oct 16) ordered Apple to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison more than US$234 million (S$323 million) in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some iPhones and iPads without permission.
A US jury on Friday (Oct 16) ordered Apple to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison more than US$234 million (S$323 million) in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some iPhones and iPads without permission. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

(REUTERS) - A US jury on Friday (Oct 16) ordered Apple Inc to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm more than US$234 million (S$323 million) in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some of the company's iPhones and iPads without permission.

The amount was less than the US$400 million the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) was claiming in damages after the jury on Tuesday said Apple infringed on its patent for improving the performance of computer processors.