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Managing IP Awards 2023 Americas selected California Institute of Technology v Broadcom as Impact Case of the Year

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Quinn Emanuel is pleased to announce that Managing IP Awards 2023 Americas have recognized our attorneys’ hard work on the California Institute of Technology v Broadcom and selected it as Impact Case of the Year. Congratulations!

We obtained a major appellate victory for our client, Caltech, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Broadcom’s and Apple’s appeal of a $1.1 billion patent infringement judgment our firm obtained for Caltech after a jury trial in the Central District of California. 

The case concerns Caltech’s inventions related to error correction in digital communications that are practiced by Broadcom’s Wi-Fi chips and Apple’s devices using those chips.  Broadcom and Apple argued on appeal that the district court had erred by denying them judgment as a matter of law on infringement, admitting and excluding various expert testimony related to damages, and precluding certain invalidity defenses, among other issues.  A 2-1 panel majority rejected almost all of those arguments, upholding the liability judgment for Caltech and making new law limiting patent estoppel based on proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. A retrial solely on damages is scheduled for June.

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