Lawsuit claims Apple infringing on patent owned by UW affiliate

CREATED Feb 3, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 3, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. - A lawsuit filed today by a an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin claims that Apple's newest A7 chip infringes on a patent the group holds.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) filed the suit, according to WARF is a non-profit affiliate of the university and a large source of the institution's research and development.

The chip in question can be found in most of Apple's latest-generation devices. 

"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," court documents state.

That patent was first filed in 1998.