WiLAN awarded $145m in Apple patent fight

Patent licensing company WiLAN Inc, a Quarterhill Inc. company, said a jury awarded WiLAN $145.1 million in damages against Apple Inc. for infringement of WiLAN’s US patent Nos 8,457,145 and 8,537,757.

WiLAN said the trial verdict was rendered in the US District Court for the Southern District of California.

The jury determined that versions of Apple’s iPhone infringed two WiLan patents relating to wireless communications technology, WiLan said.

Apple confirmed it plans to appeal, Reuters reported.

Apple had rejected claims of infringement in pre-trial filings.

In 2013, a jury ruled in favor of Apple in a separate litigation in which WiLan had sought damages of $248 million, Reuters reported.