VirnetX Seeks $532 Million From Apple for Patent Infringement

VirnetX Seeks $532 Million From Apple for Patent Infringement

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VirnetX Holding Corp claims Apple owes it $532 million for infringing its patents, reports Bloomberg. The company previously won a $368.2 million verdict against Apple but that was thrown out by an appeals court and a new trial was ordered to calculate damages.

“Apple hasn’t played fair. They have taken Virnetx’s intellectual property without permission,” VirnetX lawyer Brad Caldwell of Caldwell Cassady told the jury in Tyler, Texas.

“Apple believes in fairness and protecting intellectual property,” said Apple’s lawyer, Greg Arovas of Kirkland & Ellis. “VirnetX keeps moving the boundary, asking for more and more and more.”

VirnetX accuses Apple of using its patents for FaceTime, iMessage, and VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). Apple's VPN on Demand service was previously found to infringe VirnetX patents. If Apple is found to have infringed on VirnetX's patents, damages are to be calculated based on the value that those patents contributed to the features.

The trial is expected to last through next week. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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VirnetX Seeks $532 Million From Apple for Patent Infringement

Ron Smith - January 27, 2016 at 2:00am
Apple has been proven time and time again, in court, that it has infringed on VHC's patents! The reason the amount continues to rise, is because Apple continues to stall on the court-ordered payment! This technology has been proven to be essential in the use of these programs! And, that there is no comparable software! My biggest question is: Why doesn't Apple just buy VirnetX and therefore be able to use the technology without reprisal!
prostovank - January 26, 2016 at 9:31pm
I.P. (aka patents) actually mean a lot. If Apple ripped these guys off they should pay. Nikolay Tesla's patents were stolen as well and it damaged him and any future innovation he might have produced.
King Rollo - January 26, 2016 at 8:37pm
Another failed company trying to use patents for technology it could make any money out of....
MUKAI - January 26, 2016 at 6:08pm
Typical leeches trying to fu*ck the big guy who actually did something good from this supposed robbery.
Ron Smith - January 27, 2016 at 2:05am
Really? And, I suppose you would not mind if some big company was to steal your invention, make money off of it, and not pay you for your intellectual work? Somehow, I think you would feel different, if it was you!
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