Appeals Court Reverses $234 Million Award Against Apple in Patent Case

Apple Inc. persuaded a federal appeals court to throw out a $234 million damages award in favor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm for infringing a patent on computer processing technology. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals said Apple deserved judgment as a matter of law, because jurors could not have found infringement based on evidence introduced in the liability phase of a 2015 trial.