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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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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a writer and content manager for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He has been called the "Patron Saint of Butt Stuff" despite never having engaged in sexual activity of any nature until he turned 21, which he is still convinced is the minimum age at which you can legally have sex.

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