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Jury’s $234M Verdict for Apple Patent Infringement Upheld

June 7, 2017, 4:00 PM

A jury’s $234 million award for infringement by Apple Inc.’s phones of a patent on a computer chip performance improvement was upheld June 6 by a federal judge—almost 21 months after trial (Wis. Alumni Research Found. v. Apple, Inc., 2017 BL 190317, W.D. Wis., 14-cv-062-wmc, 6/6/17).

Apple had challenged “virtually every aspect of the jury’s verdicts, and myriad decisions made both before and during the trial by the court,” Judge William M. Conley of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin said. He rejected each argument, calling one noninfringement contention a “throw-away challenge” and another...

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