Mac Developer: Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent
Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent: "WARF first sued Apple in 2014 over alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 5,781,752 for a "Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer." According to WARF and original patent claims, the IP provides a novel method of improving power efficiency and performance in modern computer processor designs using "predictor circuit" technology. The university leveraged the same patent to force Intel into a settlement in 2008."
If you had any questions as to why college education is barely affordable, here's your answer. How far have we come since Steve Jobs got excited about Mach at Carnegie-Mellon?
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