Court Rejects $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in VirnetX Patent Lawsuit

Court Rejects $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in VirnetX Patent Lawsuit

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A U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a previous ruling that awarded VirnetX $368 million in damages after the company initially sued Apple over its VPN connectivity and FaceTime video calling features.

The court ruled the verdict as 'tainted' since incorrect instructions were given to the jury during trial.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a Washington-based court that handles patent dispute appeals, ruled the verdict was “tainted” by erroneous jury instructions in the case. The court also held some trial testimony from a VirnetX expert should have been excluded from the case.

At issue were VirnetX claims the FaceTime feature on Apple devices, as well as a feature related to virtual private networks, infringed the firm’s patents.


Although the $368 million verdict was thrown out, the court did rule that Apple did violate some of VirnetX's patents. The case will now go back to a trial court for further proceedings to redetermine damages.

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Court Rejects $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in VirnetX Patent Lawsuit
Grup - September 16, 2014 at 8:17pm
Is going to be an iPhone 6s?
Hist - September 16, 2014 at 8:35pm
Who cares right now? The iPhone 6 isn't even out yet.
Mr.G - September 16, 2014 at 8:06pm
When can we updtae iOS 8 ?!
Hist - September 16, 2014 at 8:33pm
What does that have to do with this article? How about try google and you'll find your answer. It is being released on Spetember 17th as it was announced at last weeks keynote.
Hist - September 16, 2014 at 10:38pm
How about tomorrow not yesterday. Stupid iFedUp
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