Apple and Broadcom have been ordered by a judge to pay a combined $1.1 billion in a patent infringement case with the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). The verdict awarded the California-based research university $837.8 million from Apple and $270.2 million from Broadcom.
Apple said it plans to appeal the verdict. In 2016, CalTech has alleged that Broadcom WiFi chips used in Apple iPhones infringed patents relating to data transmission technology. Broadcom is a major Apple supplier and last week Broadcom said it had signed deals to sell as much as $15 billion worth of chips to Apple. As per Bloomberg, this was the 6th largest patent-related verdict ever.