Apple Argues in Wisconsin Court that the Post Trial Rulings Awarding WARF $506 Million in case was Fraught with Error
In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Loses University of Wisconsin-Madison Patent Case & ordered to pay Millions more for ongoing Infringement." Patently Apple first covered the patent infringement case brought on by the University of Wisconsin-Madison back in 2014. On July 25th a U.S. judge ordered Apple to pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm, more than doubling the damages initially imposed on Apple by a jury.
Today we're learning that "Apple Inc. has told the Federal Circuit that a Wisconsin federal court's $506 million judgment that the company infringed a computer processor patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation was "fraught with error" and must be overturned.
In an opening brief filed Friday and made public this week, the tech giant argued that virtually every aspect of the jury verdict and post-trial rulings in the Western District of Wisconsin was flawed, from the findings on infringement and validity to WARF's "prejudicially inflated" damages theory. For more on this, see the full Law 360 report here (note: site membership required).