UW-Madison foundation sues Apple over patent

CREATED Feb. 5, 2014

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MADSION -- The foundation that manages patents for the University of Wisconsin-Madison is suing Apple Inc.
 
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Madison claiming the electronics and software giant infringed on one of the university's computer technology patents.
 
The foundation says Apple's A7 processor, which is used in its iPhone 5S and other devices, incorporates technology patented by the university in 1998. It was developed by four UW-Madison computer microprocessor architecture researchers.
 
The State Journal says it's not the first time the nonprofit foundation has sued over the same patent. It sued Intel for infringement and that lawsuit resulted in a 2009 settlement, terms of which are confidential. Apple did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.