U.S. jury awards $145m damages to Canada’s WiLan in patent dispute against Apple
A federal jury in California has awarded Canadian intellectual property company WiLan Inc $145.1 million in damages against Apple Inc for patent infringement, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
The jury in San Diego determined that versions of Apple’s iPhone infringed two WiLan patents relating to wireless communications technology, the patent licensing company said in a statement.
WiLan is a unit of Quarterhill Inc.
Apple was not immediately available for comment on the verdict.
Founded in 1992 as a producer of broadband wireless technologies, Ottawa-based WiLan has shifted focus to licensing an extensive patent portfolio. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)