Apple’s patent infringing iPhone 6 chips could cost the company $862m

A US jury found that Apple used chip technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm without permission in its iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus and many versions of the iPad. It could be forced to pay up to $862 million in damages.

The trial considered whether Apple’s A7, A8 and A8X mobile processors violated an existing patent. Apple denied infringement and argued that the patent is invalid, but the jury decided otherwise.

In the next phase of the trial, U.S. District Judge William Conley, who is presiding over the case, will determine exactly how much Apple owes.

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