The University Of Wisconsin Just Won A Lawsuit Against Apple That Might Be Worth $862 Million

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When you work at a school whose budget is run by Scott Walker, you’re always looking for ways to nab some extra money for the university. I mean, c’mon — if this simpleton’s feast is the man’s idea of a good lunch, there’s no chance Scotty Walks is going to pony up enough money for you to do all those cool science-y, engineering-y, research-y things that he probably deems “unnecessary” and “wizard’s work.”

Uh… Ham?

Called it!

Wisco’s need for money, paired with them actually having a good case, led them to go to court against tech giant Apple over a patent dispute.

From TechCrunch:

Apple is no stranger to patent lawsuits, but a more recent suit filed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing branch may prove a costly loss for the iPhone maker.

A United States jury found that Apple’s A7, A8, and A8X chips, which are present in the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and the new iPhone 6S (plus some models of the iPad), contain technology covered by a 1998 patent filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (aka WARF).

The presiding judge, U.S. District Judge William Conley, said that Apple could owe up to $862 million in damages.

What will UW-Madison do if they get the full $862 mill? Here are some possibilities:

1. Miller Lite and Burnett’s in the dining halls

2. Save it until the next Green Bay Packers stock sale and buy 3,448,000 shares

3. $20,000 cheese curd subsidy per student

On, Wi$con$in!

[via TechCrunch]

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