Apple was sentenced to Canadian patent firm WiLan to pay $ 85 million
for violating wireless patents. The case was filed in San Diego, USA.
different connection technologies are used in smartphones. Some of
these technologies are produced by other companies. From time to time,
it may cause disputes over the use and patents of the technologies used.
also uses various connectivity technologies for its smartphones. Some
of these technologies use patents owned by Canadian patent firm WiLan.
Due to the violation of these patents, two firms became courts.
Technology that ensures uninterrupted data flow
two patents that are the subject of the case allow smartphones to be
used during data download. Two companies have gone to court before, and
Apple was sentenced to pay $ 145 million in fines. The court decision
appealed to redefine the amount of the sentence.
In the appeal
case in 2019, the court acknowledged Apple’s violation of patents, while
US District Attorney Dana Sabraw accepted Apple’s objection that the
method WiLan used for calculation was incorrect.
WiLan got what it wanted
WiLan arrived at the final court, he demanded a $ 85 million payment
based on iPhone sales figures. Apple, on the other hand, said that the
firm from Ottawa could not provide enough evidence for the jury to
decide. The court did not accept Apple’s claims.
itself as “one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the
world”. The discussions between Apple and WiLan go back to 2010. At that
time, discussions arose between the two companies due to Bluetooth