FaceTime Judgement Against Apple Stands
A Texas judge has upheld a $368 million verdict won against Apple over technology related to FaceTime. In November, Apple was found guilty of violating four patents held by a company called VirnetX. VirnetX alleged Apple's FaceTime app, which lets iOS devices 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. The Texas jury awarded VirnetX $368 million in damages. Apple requested the damages to be reduced, and VirnetX request an injunction against all of Apple's infringing product. The judge shot down both requests and instead ordered the two companies to work out a licensing agreement within 45 days. Apple will have to pay VirnetX $330,211 per day until the licensing agreement is forged. VirnetX has similar legal action pending against Avaya, Cisco, and Siemens Enterprise Communications.
Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations
Apple has been ordered to compensate VirnetX $625 million for using one of the company's patents without permission. VirnetX's patent covers "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 Given Reprieve In VirnetX Patent Case
A judge has overturned a decision that would have seen Apple pay VirnetX $625 million in patent damages. The case took place earlier this year.
VirnetX Lawsuit Returns to Take a Bite Out of Apple
Apple was ordered this week to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $302 million in damages for violating the company's patented technology. This case has been bouncing around the court system since 2010 when VirnetX accused Apple's FaceTime app of using its intellectual property concerning VPNs without permission.
Apple Faces New Trial in iTunes Patent Squabble
A judge tossed $532.9 million in damages levied against Apple earlier this year after reevaluating the results of the trial. In February, a jury found Apple guilty of infringing on three patents owned by Texas-based SmartFlash, a patent-holding company.