Apple Loses Lawsuit Against Patent Troll, Forced to Pay $145 Million in Damages
It’s not a secret that Apple is the preferred target of patent trolls across the world, so every once in a while, various companies make the headlines for suing the Cupertino-based tech giant for allegedly infringing on some of their technologies.
Only that today, a dispute between Apple and a company called WiLAN ended badly for the iPhone maker, as a judge ruled that it must pay $145.1 million in damages for infringing on two different patents.
Specifically, Apple allegedly violated US patent Nos 8,457,145 and 8,537,757 which describe a “method and apparatus for bandwidth request protocols in a wireless communication system” and an “adaptive call admission control for use in a wireless communication system,” respectively.
“In a trial verdict rendered on August 1, 2018 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California a jury awarded WiLAN $145.1 million in damages against Apple Inc. for infringement of WiLAN’s US patent Nos 8,457,145 and… (read more)