The award was even more than the $532 that VirnetX had asked for going into the trial. Previously, VirnetX won a $368 million dollar verdict but an appeals court said that the jury incorrectly calculated that award and sent the case back for a new trial.
Notably, Apple is asking for a mistrial.
Also on Wednesday, Apple filed court papers asking U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder for a mistrial, saying VirnetX's attorneys had misled and confused the jury during closing arguments. It is not known when Schroeder will make a ruling on that request.
Even if the ruling stands, Apple will likely file an appeal.