California Institute of Technology News

Apple, Broadcom Must Fork over $1.1B to Caltech in Patent Lawsuit

A federal jury has decided that Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing on patents. Apple was on the hook for nearly $838 million of the damages awarded in a …

Jury Orders Apple, Broadcom to Pay $1.1 Billion for Infringing CalTech Wi-Fi Patent

Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion in damages for infringing California Institute of Technology patents on Wi-Fi technology, a jury in California ordered. Apple was ordered to pay $837.8 million while Broadcom was hit with a $270.2 …

Early Alert Quake System Could be Operating in California by 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown will seek state funds to help establish a system that issues alerts that an earthquake is occurring – with an eye on rolling out a limited system by 2018, a newspaper reported this week. The governor …

Famed California Seismologist Retiring From USGS

Seismologist Lucy Jones, the face of earthquake science and safety in Southern California, is retiring from the U.S. Geological Survey. Jones said in a Twitter posting Friday that she’s leaving federal service but will remain at the California Institute of …

California, Pacific Northwest Schools Get $4M for Earthquake Early Warning Systems

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems. The University of Washington, the University of Oregon, the California Institute of Technology and …

California’s Quake Warning System Gets Funding

California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking …

$6M Awarded for West Coast Quake Early Warning Research

Scientists studying earthquake early warning in the United States have received a financial boost. A foundation this week awarded $6 million in seed money to the University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington in …