Jury Says Apple Owes VirnetX $503M Over Patents
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. VirnetX is a patent-holding company and generates income by filing lawsuits against other companies. This particular case has been in the courts for years. An earlier version of the case awarded $440 million to VirnetX for the same patents on older Apple devices. It's not clear that Apple will ever have to pay VirnetX, however, because the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has declared the patents to be invalid in other cases currently in motion elsewhere.
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.
VirnetX Lawsuit Returns to Take a Bite Out of Apple
Oct 1, 2016
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 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.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Dec 1, 2017
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Jury Says Samsung On the Hook for $539M Over Apple Designs
May 24, 2018
A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents.