MADISON, WI -- You know how they say, the greatest form of flattery is imitation? Yeah, well, tell that to the University of Wisconsin- Madison. They sued tech giant Apple over a patent idea -- and won!
Now the maker of the iPhone might have to ask Siri for help. They could have to pay the university a whopping $862 million in damages.
Apple is accused of copying the design in chips in devices like the iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus and versions of the iPad. The patent improves processor efficiency and we all know how important that is!
But Apple says the patent doesn't hold a charge in court, arguing that the patent is invalid.
The next step in the trial is to determine exactly how much Apple has to pay.
By the looks of it, it doesn't look like the University of Wisconsin-Madison is backing down. They're launching a second lawsuit, this time for the chips released in the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and iPad Pro.
If Apple isn't careful, they might have to upgrade IOS into an S.O.S.