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UW group accuses Apple of patent infringement

Published On: Feb 03 2014 11:04:07 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 04 2014 07:13:09 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. -

The organization that manages patents for the University of Wisconsin is filing a lawsuit against Apple accusing the company of using a patented invention in its latest iPhone and mobile devices.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation lawsuit filed in federal court states that Apple used a patented innovation that improves computer chip processing speed and reduces energy consumption in its iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display.

The same patent was the subject of a lawsuit against Intel that resulted in a licensing agreement with the company in 2009, according to WARF.

WARF’s general counsel, Michael Falk, said the patent is recognized in the computer field as a major milestone in microprocessing.

The lawsuit filed Friday states that WARF wants a judge to find that Apple infringed on the patent and order Apple to pay damages.

Apple has declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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