Jury Told Apple Wi-Fi Would Slow Without Caltech IP

Law360 (January 17, 2020, 10:24 PM EST) -- A Cornell-educated engineer testifying for the California Institute of Technology in its patent infringement suit against Apple and Broadcom told jurors Friday that Caltech's technology is vital to the companies, saying a non-infringing Wi-Fi technology Broadcom developed after Caltech sued is much slower and more power hungry.

The "direct encoder" that Broadcom developed after the lawsuit was filed in 2016 does not use Caltech's patents but requires many more mathematical calculations, said Matthew Shoemake, who has a doctorate in electrical engineering from Cornell University and is the former director of advanced technologies at Texas Instruments Inc.'s WLAN business unit. 

"If you use the direct...

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