Apple and Broadcom to pay CalTech $1.1 Billion for patent infringement

Four years ago, the California Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against Apple and Broadcom for patent infringement. Most of Apple’s lineup at the time was shipping with Broadcom Wi-Fi chips, and CalTech claimed that said chips infringed on its own patents. The patents in question concern IRA/LDPC encoders and decoders.

Fast-forward to a couple days ago, a California jury has ordered Apple and Broadcom to pay CalTech $1.1 billion in damages. That figure will be split between Apple and Broadcom, with Apple paying the majority at $837.8 million. Broadcom will pay the remaining $270.2 million.

Apple plans to appeal the decision, claiming it shouldn’t be responsible for Broadcom’s chip design. Broadcom disagreed with the decision and so plans to appeal as well.

Nathan Wasson

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Apple plans to appeal the decision, claiming it shouldn’t be responsible for Broadcom’s chip design. Broadcom disagreed with the decision and so plans to appeal as well.

Shoulda gotten an indemnification agreement there Tootie-Fruity.

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Binding power of the glue contract wasn’t strong enough……

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