Jury Orders Apple to Pay $234 Million in Microchip Patent Case

A U.S. jury ordered Apple Inc. to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm more than $234 million in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some of the company's iPhones and iPads without permission. The amount was less than the $400 million the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation was claiming in damages after the jury said Apple infringed its patent for improving the performance of computer processors.