Patent Expert Witnesses & Apple Inc Case

Patent expert witnesses were critical in the patent infringement case the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation filed against Apple, Inc. WARF sued Apple in 2014, claiming the technology giant had used WARF’s propriety technology in a number of its processors. Last month a jury in Madison, WI, agreed that processors found in the iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus and several versions of the iPad, did indeed violate WARF’s patent.

Patent expert witnesses presented complex computations to determine the value of UW’s technology to Apple’s devices and the resulting compensation. The case now enters the damages phase. U.S. District Judge William Conley may order Apple to pay as much as $862.4 million.

WARFs mission:

We promote, encourage and aid scientific investigation and research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research.

WARF’s top technologies range from Vitamin D irradiation in 1926 to “Improved circuit for parallel and speedier computer processing in 2009.”





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