It looks like the never-ending series of patent fights being waged in the courts has gotten two new high-profiled combatants in the ring with each other.
Apple and Caltech will be facing off in court over Wi-Fi chips, and whether or not Apple's use of them constitutes a violation of a patent held by the university. Caltech argues, in a suit filed late last week, that Apple intentionally and knowingly advertised gains from technology patented by Caltech in every iPhone model after the iPhone 5. The suit seeks to recover damages from the infringement and block the sale of the contested products until such a settlement is reached.
Apple, according to reports, has no official comment on the suit.
The specific patents at issue relate to 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the two most recent standards. The patents "allow for faster data transmissions," and hardware simplifications. The patents were granted between 2006 and 2012.