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Apple Ordered to Pay VirnetX $502.6 Million USD in Patent Dispute

Apple Ordered to Pay VirnetX $502.6 Million USD in Patent Dispute

Apple then pursued another appeal, but the company lost and has been ordered to pay $439.7 million in damages.

Lodged back in 2012, VirnetX's original complaint accused various Apple products (including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and some Mac computers) of infringing on the non-practicing entity's intellectual property covering various "secure data communications" platforms, such as its FaceTime, iMessage and VPN on Demand. Eight years on and a federal jury in Texas just sided with VirnetX and awarded the company $502.6 million in damages.

One of the main reasons why VirnetX has been successful this time around is because it filed the lawsuit in Eastern Texas, which is a region that's notorious for ruling in favor of patent trolls. The case isn't dead yet though, the U.S. legal system has plenty of room for additional appeals and Apple is exploring those options already.

Larsen said after the verdict was announced.

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Reports claim that the legal battle between Apple includes many legal suits and a myriad number of appeals.

Presently, Apple had once again made a decision to challenge the judgement of the US district court in the Federal Court of Texas.

"The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has said the patents are invalid, in cases that are now before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, "Bloomberg reported". It has been determined that 400 million Apple devices that infringe the troll's patents have been sold.

Apple is yet to comment on the case, but things are not necessarily clear cut for VirnetX; around 18 months ago, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said that the patents were invalid.


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