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. This week's decision in Texas was the result of a new trial after VirnetX's original $625.6 million win was tossed in August. The Texas jury determined the $302 million in damages based on two VirnetX patents that Apple was previously found to be violating. The bad news for Apple is that it still faces a second trial over newer VirnetX patents the company claims are being violated in Apple's iMessage app. Moreover, the court still needs to assess whether or not Apple violated VirnetX's patents willfully, which could impact the amount of damages awarded to VirnetX. Apple didn't immediately comment on the court's latest decision.
Apple Overhauls iMessage to Compete with Snapchat and Messenger
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today showed off a new version of iMessage bound for iOS 10 that should help the app compete with the likes of Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. The new iMessage app makes it far easier to find and use emoji, which now appear bigger on the screen.
Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations
Feb 3, 2016
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
Aug 2, 2016
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.
Jury Says Apple Owes VirnetX $503M Over Patents
Apr 11, 2018
VirnetX has won another courtroom victory over Apple, this time to the tune of $502.6 million. A jury in Texas this week found that Apple is violating four patents held by VirnetX concerning secure communications between mobile devices.
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