Apple in hot water with Caltech

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According to a suit filed by Caltech, Apple has been using Wi-Fi technology that it should not have been nor that they had the rights to. The university claims that Apple has infringed on four of its patents for improved data transmission rates and performance over Wi-Fi.

Awarded between 2006 and 2012, these patents cover technology implemented in a number of iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and any other devices that utilize the most recent 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards.

Apple’s main supplier of Wi-Fi chips, Broadcom, is also named in the lawsuit. Caltech seeks a jury trial against both Apple and Brodcom as well as a court order to prevent Apple from selling the devices in the US and damages for the infringed patents. If history is any indication, Apple may very well lose this as they were ordered to pay damages for infringing on another patent owned by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, just last year.

Source: CNET

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