“The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple’s newest A7 processor and the products that it powers.”
“The patent-in-suit is United States Patent No. 5,781,752 (the “‘752 patent”), entitled ‘Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer’ was granted to inventors Andreas Moshovos, Scott Breach, Terani Vijaykumar, and Gurindar Sohi,” Purcher reports. “Their work at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, particularly the work for which they were awarded the patent-in-suit, has significantly improved the efficiency and performance of contemporary computer processors.”
“The complaint further states that ‘WARF is informed and believes, and on this basis alleges, that the acts of infringement by Defendant have been, and continue to be, willful, intentional, and in conscious disregard of WARF’s rights in the ‘752 patent.’ This particular point in the complaint is basically requesting that the court triple the damages against Apple should they be found guilty of patent infringement,” Purcher reports. “The patent infringement case presented in today’s report was filed in the Wisconsin Western District Court, Madison Office. At present, no Judge has been assigned to the case.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]