Back in January, Ottawa, Apple was ordered to pay $85 million USD to Canadian-based company WiLAN in a licensing lawsuit related to mobile and wireless communication technologies. However, Apple soon filed motions in a U.S. court for retrial and lowering the damages award.
Now, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California has issued its Final Judgment on all post-trial motions in favour of WiLAN, maintaining the full jury verdict, and also awarding WiLAN an additional amount of $23.75 million in pre-judgment interest.
The total award in the Final Judgment stands at $108.98 million and WiLAN is entitled to post-judgment interest from June 16, 2020 until the date this Final Judgment is satisfied.
In addition, as indicated in the Court’s Final Judgment, there are additional royalties for products which Apple released during the pendency of the litigation that will have to be accounted for separately.
Both parties may appeal the Final Judgment, in part or in whole, to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and have 30 days to do so.
WiLAN, one of the most successful patent monetization companies, operates in a variety of markets including automotive, digital television, Internet, medical, semiconductor, and wireless communication technologies.