Apple and Broadcom Ordered to Pay $1.1 Billion for Patent Infringement
Apple and Broadcom must pay $1.1 billion in damages for infringing California Institute of Technology patents on Wi-Fi technology, a jury in California ordered.
Apple was ordered to pay $837.8 million while Broadcom was hit with a $270.2 million verdict, according to lawyers for CalTech. The school sued the technology companies over a range of patents related to wireless data transmissions.
Apple said the company planned to appeal the CalTech verdict. Broadcom also plans to appeal, the company said.
CalTech is “pleased the jury found that Apple and Broadcom infringed Caltech patents,” a spokesperson said, adding the school is “committed to protecting its intellectual property in furtherance of its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.”
CalTech filed the lawsuit in 2016 and named iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple Watches, Mac computers, HomePod smart speakers, and the since-discontinued AirPort wireless routers as devices using the infringing Broadcom components.