Apple gets its WiLan patent payout reduced to $85.2 million

We’ve asked Apple for comment.

WiLan had actually argued that numerous Apple products, including iPhones ranging from the 6 to the 7 Plus, had been using voice over LTE technology covered by two patents.

It’s an unusual instance of WiLan stating success over Apple. The Canadian “patent monetization” business (read: patent giant) has mainly been unsuccessful in getting Apple to spend for claimed patent infractions. We would not be surprised if there was more in the future. WiLan’s business depends upon these kinds of claims, and Apple is an especially big target.