U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear University of Wisconsin’s appeal in patent fight with Apple

The University of Wisconsin has been in a long-standing legal battle with Apple for years, but the United States Supreme Court has just decided to not hear an appeal from the educational body.

According to¬†Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal from the University of Wisconsin over the patent battle it has been waging against Apple for years now. An appeal certainly made sense on the university’s side, considering that, back in 2017, Apple was ordered to pay the school more than $500 million in damages for infringing on patents related to computer processing technology in the A7, A8, and A8X processors found in Apple’s mobile devices.

However, that decision did not last long, and Apple was actually awarded a pass more than a year later. In September 2018 a U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the evidence provided in the original case (back in 2015) could not have resulted in reasonable jurors coming to a decision that Apple had infringed on the patents.

As it stands right now, while Apple was originally ordered to pay millions of dollars, it looks like the company will avoid that bullet.