Jury Finds Apple Infringed on University of Wisconsin Chip Patent

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2015-10-16 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAILY VIDEO: Apple infringed on University of Wisconsin patent, says jury; AT&T to offer one mobile number for all your devices; T-Mobile offers $120 monthly four-line 10GB data plans; and there's more.

 

 
More than 1 Million Android Devices Infected by 'Gooligan' Trojan

DAILY VIDEO: 'Gooligans' malware infects more than 1.3 million Android devices; Firefox patched for...

Azure Cloud Flaw Posed Hacking Risk to RHEL Virtual Machines

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft Azure flaw posed RHEL hacking risk; Google explores use of machine learning to...

Microsoft Readying New Smartphone Models for Late 2017, Reports Say

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft readying new mobile device push in 2017, reports say; Cisco extends security...

San Francisco Transit Agency Gets Back Online After Ransomware Attack

DAILY VIDEO: Cyber-attack knocks out San Francisco transit system fare terminals; Cisco extends...

Recount in Wisconsin Unlikely to Reveal Vote System Fraud, Hacking

DAILY VIDEO: Election recount unlikely to reveal evidence of vote system hacking; Mimecast brings...

Microsoft Sets Sights on Building Practical Quantum Computer

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft Starts Quantum Computer Development Program; Cerber Ransomware Expands...

Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion

DAILY VIDEO: Symantec acquires identity protection vendor LifeLock for $2.3 Billion; Oracle acquires...

Nvidia, OpenAI to Collaborate With Microsoft's AI Efforts

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft's AI efforts get a boost from Nvidia, Elon Musk's OpenAI; Mozilla introduces...

IBM Launches Security Services Headquarters in Massachusetts

DAILY VIDEO: IBM opens global headquarters for security services; IoT devices evolving rapidly as...

Dell Data Protection Secure Lifecycle Encrypts Data in Motion

Daily Video: Dell data protection defends against external, insider threats; Microsoft Outlook...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Today's topics include a verdict in the University of Wisconsin's patent infringement case against Apple, AT&T's offer of a single mobile number for all your devices, T-Mobile’s new 10Gigs4All family data plan, and law enforcement authorities take down the Dridex banking malware botnet.

A federal court jury found that Apple infringed on a chip technology patent held by the University of Wisconsin and could have to pay up to $862 million in damages.

According to a Reuters report, the patent infringement lawsuit involved chip technology owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

After a seven-day trial, the federal jury in Madison, Wis., ruled that Apple used the chip technology without WARF's permission. WARF is a private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

AT&T is working to give its customers the ability to have one phone number that can be used across a wide range of mobile devices to simplify their communications access.

According to an Oct. 14 post by David Christopher, AT&T's chief marketing officer, the new NumberSync service is expected to hit the market on a range of compatible devices in time for the December holidays.

According to Christopher, the NumberSync service will enable customers to send and receive texts, as well as make and receive calls from a tablet or wearable device using the same number that your family, friends and colleagues already recognize.

For a limited time, T-Mobile is bringing back its 10Gigs4All family mobile phone plans that offer 10GB of high-speed data per month per person. Under the deal, a family of four would pay $50 each for the first two mobile lines, plus $20 for the third line.

The fourth line would be provided for free, and also get 10GB of high-speed data. Under the special promotion, that adds up to $120 for four lines, with each line essentially costing $30 per month. The plan also includes unlimited talk and texts for each user.

Law enforcement authorities in the U.S. and U.K. carried out a coordinated effort to disrupt the operations of the Dridex botnet, a global distributor of banking malware. The Dridex botnet, also known as Bugat and Cridex, has pilfered millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims.

In the U.S., the FBI estimates that at least $10 million in direct financial losses can be attributed to Dridex. In the U.K., the National Crime Agency estimates Dridex losses exceed £20m, or approximately $31 million U.S.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel