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Panasonic Sues Broadcom for Allegedly Infringing Wi-Fi 5 Patents

July 8, 2022, 6:13 PM

Panasonic Holdings Corp. is accusing Broadcom Corp. of infringing 10 patents that relate to faster Wi-Fi processing and wireless connectivity after Broadcom allegedly declined to license Panasonic’s patent portfolio.

Broadcom refused to license Panasonic’s entire library of patents in 2019 and has since been treading on a variety of designs that are necessary for modern wireless networking, including two standard-essential patents for the next-generation “Wi-Fi 5,” according to two complaints filed Thursday in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.

“Broadcom was aware of the Asserted Patents prior to the filing of this lawsuit by virtue of ...