The seven-year legal battle between Apple and the California Institute of Technology has finally ended.
The lawsuit between Apple and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) started in 2016 over Broadcom's violation of one of its patents and its use in Apple products. According to the published documents, this legal case has finally come to an end.
According to the lawsuit filed by the California Institute of Technology, all Apple devices that used the Wi-Fi standard, including the MacBook, iMac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod speakers and even the discontinued AirPort modem, are included in the case. .
The California Institute of Technology patent relates to Wi-Fi performance and balancing speed with heat generation, power and chip size.
In 2020, the court ruled in favor of the California Institute of Technology. As a result of the court's decision, Broadcom and Apple were forced to pay a total of 1.1 billion dollars in compensation, of which 837.8 million dollars was Apple's share and 270.2 million dollars was Broadcom's share.
As expected, Apple appealed the court's decision, and in June 2023, the legal case was reviewed at the Court of Appeal, which delayed the announcement of the outcome.
Now, in the latest news, it seems that Broadcom and Apple have reached an agreement with the California Institute of Technology on this case. Currently, the parties have refused to provide details and based on this agreement, it will not be possible to sue the California Institute of Technology again. It is possible that more details of the agreement between the parties will be published in the coming days.