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I'm curious how the university could discover that Apple was using its patent. The internal characteristics of the processor must be secret, right? Do they examine die photos and reconstruct the gate netlist?


There's a discovery process for civil cases.

So the university goes through this process with all semiconductor companies that are developing processors, just to be sure that they're not infringing?

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