This time the giant technology company located in Cupertino (Apple), has serious problems, and that has apparently violated several patents on wireless technology.
Apple and one of its main suppliers of Wi-Fi chips, Broadcom, had violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), according to a lawsuit launched this month.
IPhones, iPads, Macs, and smart watches Apple and other devices company allegedly violated four patents related to encoding and decoding IRA / LDPC technology, as reported by Caltech in a complaint before the Court of US district alleging that Apple and Broadcom are "jointly and severally liable for the infringement"
As is usual in this type of patent lawsuits, Caltech is requesting a jury trial, along with injunctions against infringing products. If this comes to giving, the court would be forced to block sales of the devices including the patent violated, as the recent iPhone and iPad Pro 6s, along with other older models.
As for the damage, the organization is simply asking for an "adequate" compensation, along with any other "relief" added that the court could assume necessary. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) said no specific compensation worth in dollars.
It is unclear whether the case has any link with routers AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Apple, these being removed from the outlets. Chances are that the company is working to meet FCC standards, with a deadline of June 2. Moreover, the Cupertino company has not updated hardware products since 2013, so it would be violating patents for years.