Caltech has experienced both victories and setbacks in its ongoing legal battle with Apple and Broadcom since filing a lawsuit in 2016 regarding Wi-Fi patents. Recent reports indicate that Caltech is discontinuing its multi-year lawsuit against Apple and Broadcom, following a “potential settlement” that the companies reached about two months ago.
Caltech is Ending its Wi-Fi Lawsuit Against Apple and Broadcom
Caltech submitted a filing with a U.S. District Court in California, indicating that it would drop its claims “with prejudice,” which essentially means that it cannot refile the case. The university also requested that Broadcom follow suit, to which Broadcom did not object.
Furthermore, Caltech stated in the filing that it would dismiss its claims against Apple “with prejudice.” The filing concludes by requesting the dismissal of all counterclaims made by Apple as well.
Caltech reached a settlement in its lawsuit with Samsung earlier this year. Additionally, the institute has initiated patent cases against other technology giants, including Microsoft, Dell, and HP. This demonstrates Caltech’s active involvement in protecting and enforcing its intellectual property rights within the technology industry.