A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Apple’s request to overturn a jury’s finding that the company must pay $234 million in damages to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for infringing on a patent held by the foundation, according to a statement from WARF and multiple news reports.
WARF manages patents and licensing of intellectual property for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The organization sued Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) in early 2014, claiming the company incorporated patented technology into microprocessors that power some Apple-made devices, including iPhones and iPads. In October 2015, a federal jury determined the patent in question was valid, and awarded WARF more than $234 million.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Conley denied Apple’s bid to reverse the jury’s findings from 2015, according to a report on the legal website Law360. He also reportedly rejected a request from the company to lower the amount of the award, as well as Apple’s request for a new trial.
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