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Apple Fails to Defeat CalTech Wi-Fi Patent at Federal Circuit

March 5, 2020, 7:26 PM

The Federal Circuit rejected Apple Inc.‘s bid to overturn a patent board decision upholding the California Institute of Technology’s patent for wireless data transmissions.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of CalTech in 2018 after reviewing U.S. Patent No. 7,116,710 while CalTech’s parallel infringement case proceeded in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The infringement suit, involving this patent and two others, resulted in a $1.1 billion jury verdict against Apple and component-maker Broadcom Inc. in January. The companies plan to appeal the verdict.

CalTech alleged Apple’s devices used Broadcom components that...

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