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Caltech resolves lawsuit against HP over Wi-Fi patents

The California Institute of Technology has agreed to drop its lawsuit accusing HP Inc of infringing patents related to wireless communications, according to a filing in Texas federal court.

Caltech and HP told the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, on Tuesday that they would dismiss the case with prejudice, which means it cannot be refiled.

A spokeperson for HP said on Wednesday that the company was “pleased to have this matter resolved.” Representatives for Caltech did not immediately respond on Wednesday to a request for comment and more information, including on whether a settlement had been reached.

Caltech previously won a $1.1 billion jury verdict against Apple and Broadcom in a lawsuit over some of the same patents, though a U.S. appeals court ordered a retrial on the damages amount. The school has since settled that case as well as related lawsuits against Samsung [RIC:RIC:SMELA.UL] and Microsoft.

The university has also sued Dell [RIC:RIC:DI.UL] for patent infringement in a case that is still ongoing.

Caltech sued Palo Alto, California-based HP in 2020, accusing several lines of HP personal computers of infringing patents related to international Wi-Fi standards. HP has previously denied the allegations and asked the court to dismiss the case.

The case is California Institute of Technology v. HP Inc, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, No. 6:20-cv-01041. Reuters

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