Another day, another lawsuit. Apple and Broadcom have been jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) over alleged infringement of nine patented Wi-Fi-related technologies, reports MacRumors.com .
In the court filing with the U.S. District Court for Central California, Caltech accused Apple of selling various iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch models, along with other Wi-Fi products, that incorporate IRA/LDPC encoders and/or decoders and allegedly infringe on its patents. The university is seeking monetary damages.
In 2015 Caltech sued Canon, Nikon and 4 other digital-camera makers, for infringing on six patents relating to pixel sensors in digital cameras. All of the patents came after research the university was doing for NASA.