Following a court decision earlier this week that found Apple had infringed upon a patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), a jury has ordered Apple to pay out $234 million in damages. From Reuters:

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

The final damage amount totals far less than the original $862 million that WARF was said to be pursuing. Apple said it will be appealing the decision, so there's a chance we could see that amount shift even more before all is said and done.

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To recap, WARF brought its case against Apple in January of 2014, alleging that the company's A7, A8, and A8X processors infringed upon a patent for a "predictor circuit" developed by a University of Wisconsin researchers. WARF has also filed another suit against Apple for using the same technology in its latest A9 and A9X chips.

Source: Reuters

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