Reuters reports that the case was split into three sections (liability, damages, and willful infringement), with the latter being determined at a later date and potentially upping the cost of the loss for Apple.Furthermore, WARF filed another suit in September claiming Apple's A9 and A9X chips also vaiolate the patent. In 2009, WARF hit Intel with a lawsuit for violation of the same patent, but that matter was settled out of court.
The patent in question, U.S. Patent No. 5,781,752 for a “Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer” is meant to make computer chips more power-efficient by using a branch predictor.
Apple guilty of patent infringement, could face $862 million in damages
Posted on Thursday, Oct 15 2015 @ 12:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck