Apple countersues Caltech and settles with Dot 23 in patent lawsuits

“Apple and Broadcom have jointly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology in an ongoing Wi-Fi-related lawsuit, denying any alleged infringement of the technologies and urging the court to invalidate the asserted patents, according to court documents filed electronically this week,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“Apple argued that Caltech did not file the lawsuit until May 26, 2016, more than six years after the publication of the 802.11n wireless standard, and thereby the time limit to collect damages has passed under U.S. law,” Rossignol reports. “It also argued that Caltech does not make, use, or sell any product that practices any claim of the asserted patents.”

“Dot 23 Technologies, LLC has filed a motion to dismiss a patent lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas,” Rossignol reports. “The two companies have agreed to settle out of court, but the specific terms of their agreement have not been publicized.”

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MacDailyNews Take:


  1. People are quick to jump on Apple when it files a lawsuit. But I am willing to bet that Apple has to defend against many more lawsuits than it files against others. And the cost is passed on to you, fellow consumers. Patent reform is long overdue.

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