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Caltech says its (violated) patents helped improve Apple products

In the latest round of an ongoing legal battle, Cornell-educated engineer testified for the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on Thursday that Apple and Broadcom infringed the university’s patents in Wi-Fi chips used in Apple devices, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article). They said the infringing technology allowed the companies to make smaller devices while improving their wireless data capabilities.

In May 2016 Apple and Broadcom were jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by Caltech over alleged infringement of nine patented Wi-Fi-related technologies. In the court filing with the U.S. District Court for Central California, Caltech accused Apple of selling various iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch models, along with other Wi-Fi products, that incorporate IRA/LDPC encoders and/or decoders and allegedly infringe on its patents. The university is seeking monetary damages. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.