Apple Loses Patent Case to University of Wisconsin

Apple Inc. could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the company used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its iPhones and iPads, NBC News reported.

The jury in Madison, Wisconsin, also said the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages. 

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In an emailed statement, WARF told NBC News it does not comment on ongoing litigation.

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