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The Supreme Court Declines to Hear Apple-Broadcom Challenge to Caltech Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Apple Inc and Broadcom Inc to revive their challenges to Caltech data-transmission patents in a patent infringement case in which the university’s earlier $1.1 billion jury verdict against the companies was thrown out.

The justices turned away an appeal by Apple and Broadcom of a lower court’s ruling affirming a trial judge’s decision to prevent the companies from contesting the validity of the patents as they defended against the California Institute of Technology’s lawsuit.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent cases, ruled against the companies’ arguments because they failed to bring them up during earlier proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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