What you need to know
- A court has refused to invalidate a patent at the heart of a dispute between Apple and Caltech.
- It means that Apple remains on the hook for $838 million.
- A jury ruled that Apple had infringed on four patents relating to WiFi transmissions.
A court has refused to invalidate a patent at the center of a dispute between Apple and the California Institue of Technology.
As it stands, Apple remains liable to pay $838 million for infringing four separate patents relating to WiFi transmissions. As reported by Reuters:
In January, Apple and Broadcom were ordered to pay Caltech a combined total of $1.1 billion over patent infringement. $837.8 million of that is owed by Apple. From that report:
It is likely that Apple will further appeal the verdict in the case, now the court has refused to invalidate one of the patents in question.
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