Monday, October 19, 2015

On Wisconsin? Jury Awards WARF $234 Million in Patent Suit Against Apple

Here is the story from this morning's Wall Street Journal on a jury verdict that was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday.  As the story indicates, the patent in suit (U.S. Patent No. 5,781,752, titled "Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer" and owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation ("WARF")) issued 17 years ago.  Here is a copy of the jury verdict on liability; I haven't seen a copy of the damages verdict yet.  Presumably there will be post-trial motions and an appeal, unless the matter settles, so stay tuned.  

Further coverage of the story can be found in Ars Technica, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Reuters, and the Wisconsin State Journal.

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