A U.S. jury ordered Apple to pay the University of Wisconsin $234 million Friday for infringing on a Wisconsin patent license on microchip technology.
Apple used the technology on its iPhones and iPads, though not willfully according to the judge.
The patent was owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
Per the judge’s ruling Apple ‘only’ has to pay $234 million since they did not ‘willfully’ infringe on the patent. Apple reportedly could have been liable for up to $862 million.
This is only the beginning as Wisconsin is pursuing another lawsuit against Apple for their newest chips used in the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and iPad Pro.
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