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The long-running dispute between Apple and a university may be resolved, but the IP of educational institutions remains an easy target for efficient infringers, say Alfonso Chan and Raphaël Chabaneix of McKool Smith.
The news of a potential settlement in California Institute of Technology v Apple and Broadcom last week signals that the seven-year litigation saga, concerning the university’s (Caltech) overturned $1.1 billion jury award, may be finally coming to an end.
The settlement terms are confidential, but if we consider the order of the jury verdict, it represents a meaningful victory for the university and a vindication of the value of all university-owned patents.
Soldiering through the courts
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