Wisconsin Business Law

University of Wisconsin Files Lawsuit Against Apple in Patent Dispute

by Keith Adkins | February 6th, 2014

When businesses seek the exclusive right to create, manufacture, and sell specific items, they apply for patents to prevent others from using their ideas or products. The Wisconsin Business Law Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that if someone other than the patent holder attempts to use a patented idea or device, the patent holder can file a lawsuit against the perpetrator.

Such a lawsuit was recently filed against Apple, after the University of Wisconsin claimed the company infringed on the school’s “Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer” patent when they released the A7 chip for use in products like the iPhone 5 and iPad Air.

According to an article from The Badger Herald, the use of the chip, which processes information twice as fast as its predecessor, infringes on a patent obtained by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The University of Wisconsin is seeking to halt Apple from using the technology and to fine the company for the infraction.

The Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz are aware of how complex a business dispute can become, and they encourage anyone who has questions regarding their business’s legal rights to discuss their case with a qualified attorney immediately.

Patent Settlement Reached in Wisconsin Business Law Dispute

by Keith Adkins | August 22nd, 2013

August 22, 2013

The Appleton Business Law Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that patents protect people or businesses from the use of their unique products or concepts by unauthorized individuals or businesses. Patent holders can file civil litigation against those who commit infringement on their patents.

A case involving patent infringement was recently settled between two companies in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin. According to an article published in the Fort Mills Times, Stemina Biomarker Discovery and Metabolon, Inc. are both companies that focus on identifying biological markers in humans that may indicate genetic predispositions to certain conditions.

The companies were using similar technologies and processes to identify potential diseases in their test subjects, which forced the companies into litigation regarding who had rights to use the technology. However, a settlement was reached before the case could go to trial. This allowed both companies to move forward and continue their work.

Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz’s team of Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how complicated business disputes can be and the damaging effects they can have on business owners. That is why the firm argues it is vital for businesses to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney if they find themselves in a patent dispute with another company.

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