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Apple and Broadcom Ordered to Pay $1.1 Billion for Patent Infringement

  • Caltech sued iPhone maker, chip giant over wireless patents
  • Apple will appeal one of largest verdicts ever against it
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Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. 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.