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Apple Loses Case Over FaceTime Patents

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Nov 7, 2012, 12:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Apple has been found guilty of violating four patents held by a company called VirnetX. VirnetX believes Apple's FaceTime app, which lets iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac device users conduct real-time, two-way video chats, infringes on its intellectual property. VirnetX's patents specifically cover "the use of a domain-name service to set up virtual private networks." Under VirnetX's patent, the VPNs are then used by corporations to communicate with customers or employees. Apple maintains that it is innocent. "Apple does not owe money to VirnetX," said Danny Williams, an Apple legal representative. "VirnetX is not entitled to money for things they did not invent. The VirnetX technology, if used, is a small part of very large, complex products." VirnetX sought damages of $708 million, but the Tyler, Texas, jury awarded it $368 million. VirnetX has similar legal action pending against Avaya, Cisco, and Siemens Enterprise Communications.

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Tofuchong

Nov 7, 2012, 12:32 PM

Wow apple,

"VirnetX is not entitled to money for things they did not invent. The VirnetX technology, if used, is a small part of very large, complex products."

Does apple even listen to the words that comes out of it's own mouth? Based on that logic, a piece of a machine or a puzzle, if it is a small piece, doesnt matter, and you should be able to use it / do what you want with it just because it is a small piece?

Let me tell you - without a piece, the entire puzzle is incomplete. This is just crazy logic here.
Tofuchong said:
"VirnetX is not entitled to money for things they did not invent. The VirnetX technology, if used, is a small part of very large, complex products."
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Wow just wow. Did they really say that??? :r...
(continues)
Yes. It's called hypocrisy, and Apple does it well... (see Samsung case).

Apple took ideas (or pieces) and made them better. Just like Samsung did. Hypocrisy.

Apple= Evil or Very Mad
That's a good catch, I think judges and juries should rule against Apple just to punish them for their arrogance.....
 
 
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