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...

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