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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $368 million over patents

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 07 Nov 2012 7:19 User comments (3)

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $368 million over patents A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $368 million to software patent company VirnetX.
The patent in question is related to VPN, more specifically U.S. Patent No. 8,05,181 for a "Method for Establishing Secure Communication Link Between Computers of Virtual Private Network."

In 2011, VX filed the original complaint, alleging their patent was being used in the iPhone 4S.

In addition to the victory, VirtnetX has also filed a complaint with the U.S. ITC alleging that Apple's entire range of mobile products violate their wireless patents.

The ITC threw out a similar complaint in August, due to a technicality. At the time, VirnetX promised to file a new complaint.

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3 user comments

17.11.2012 12:25

Who filed the original complaint ?

27.11.2012 17:30

Originally posted by beanos66:
Who filed the original complaint ?
Apple against itself:)!

38.11.2012 07:35

Only another $632 million to go...

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