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Apple’s legal woes continue as Caltech sues for Wi-Fi patent infringement

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Issac Pierce
Jun 01, 2016 14:16
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If you thought Apple s legal troubles ended with a patent troll s recent victory over the Cupertino-based company, then you might want to cover your eyes.

More specifically, Apple knowingly violated four of Caltech s patents, which are reportedly vital to the 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards, in all of its major products from 2012 onward.

Every major Apple product from the iPhone 5 onward, including iPads, MacBooks, and the Apple Watch, used Broadcom chips that seemingly utilized the university s patented decoding and encoding technology.

This technology allows for faster data transmissions and performance while minimizing the hardware necessary to offer Wi-Fi.

In October 2015, Apple lost a patent case against the University of Wisconsin-Madison over the company s mobile processors, specifically the A7, A8, and A8X processors.

Going back even further, in July 2013, Boston University sued Apple for patent infringement and sought a sale injunction against many of the company s major product lines.

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