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Apple, Broadcom must pay CalTech $1.1B for patent infringement – Source CNET Tech


Apple and component supplier Broadcom lost a patent lawsuit. 

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A jury on Wednesday ordered Apple and component supplier Broadcom to pay the California Institute of Technology $1.1 billion for infringing the university’s patents.

The technology relates to Wi-Fi chips Apple used in its iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices from 2010 to 2017. Apple in court filings has argued that it shouldn’t have been involved in the lawsuit — which was filed in 2016 — because it’s using off-the-shelf Broadcom chips, like many other handset makers.

“Caltech’s claims against Apple are based solely on the incorporation of allegedly infringing Broadcom chips in Apple’s iPhone, Mac, and other devices that support 802.11n or…

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