Apple Should Pay VirnetX $440 Million for Patent Infringement, Appeals Court docket Guidelines
The U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Federal Circuit right this moment denied Apple’s attraction of a 2016 verdict that awarded VirnetX $302 million, which elevated to $439.7 million when taking into consideration damages and curiosity calculated throughout retrials.
VirnetX first sued Apple in 2010, accusing FaceTime of infringing on patents held by VirnetX. The 2 corporations have been preventing in courtroom since then, and Apple in 2017 mentioned it could attraction the ultimate $440 million judgement.
In a separate case that can be nonetheless unsettled, VirnetX was awarded an extra $502.6 million from Apple after a courtroom discovered that Apple’s FaceTime, iMessage, and VPN on Demand options infringe on 4 VirnetX patents associated to communications safety.
Apple in complete owes VirnetX $942 million, however is more likely to proceed to combat each rulings, because the patents in query have been dominated invalid by a separate courtroom. Apple mentioned it’s disenchanted with the ruling and can as soon as once more attraction.