Caltech Sues Apple, Broadcom, Avago Over Wi-Fi Patents

Pasadena-based Caltech has sued both Apple Computer and Broadcom over their use of technology used in Wi-Fi networking. According to the lawsuit, The California Institute of Technology v. Broadcom Limited et al, which was filed in the California Central District Court, the lawsuit covers technology used in Apple's iPhone line, starting with the iPhone 5, along with the iPad, MacBook Air, Apple Watch. The patents owned by Caltech are U.S. Patent's 7,116,710, 7,421,032, 7,916,781 and 8,284,833. Caltech is specificdally suing the three companies over use of IRA/LDPC encoders, which are related to the implementation of 802.11n networking and parity checks.