U. of Wisconsin Says Apple Processors Violate Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 10:26 PM EST) -- A group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison accused Apple Inc. of infringing on their patented technology — which streamlines computer microprocessors — with its newest iPhone and iPad models, according to a suit filed in Wisconsin federal court Friday.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Association, the patent manager for the university’s research, said Apple copied its microprocessor technology in its iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display models.

Furthermore, Apple cited the ‘752 patent in its own patent applications, and as such, the company knew the university’s technology existed, according to the suit. Yet Apple’s...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!