IP Law

Apple Owes Quarterhill $85 Million in Royalties, U.S. Jury Says

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:57 PM

Apple Inc. must pay Quarterhill Inc.’s WiLan $85 million for infringing patents related to wireless communications, a jury in San Diego ruled.

WiLan’s two patents cover ways to make phone calls and download data at the same time. A different jury in 2018 said Apple infringed the patents and awarded $145 million, but a new trial was ordered to reconsider the damages.

WiLan, which has been in a mostly unsuccessful fight with Apple over royalties for the past decade, got the amount it asked for based on iPhones sales. Apple argued in court papers that WiLan hadn’t provided...

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