ibusinesslines.com August 18, 2018

Apple must pay $502.6 million in VirnetX dispute

11 April 2018, 08:41 | Jodi Jackson

Illustration by Alex Castro The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro  The Verge

It has been determined that 400 million Apple devices that infringe the troll's patents have been sold.

The October ruling related specifically to older Apple devices, while the latest $502.6 million sum covers Apple's newer devices.

Apple has been ordered to pay $502.6 million to VirnetX for infringing patents for VPN on Demand with its FaceTime application, bringing the total amount of damages in the case to almost $1 billion dollars.

The dispute has bounced between the district court, patent office and Federal Circuit since 2010.

Bloomberg notes, however, that this could be a short-lived victory for VirnetX.

The case is now being reviewed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, which will determine whether or not VirnetX's patents are actually invalid.

Over two years ago, VirnetX announced that it was seeking $532 million in damages from Apple over patent infringements relating to iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN technologies.

In a statement to Bloomberg, VirnetX CEO Kendall Larsen called the damages amount "fair".

The battle between VirnetX and Apple has been ongoing for years. The case isn't dead yet though, the U.S. legal system has plenty of room for additional appeals and Apple is exploring those options already. A jury in that case awarded $302 million that a judge later increased to $439.7 million.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ruled the patents invalid, which VirnetX is appealing.

Other News

Trending Now

Inflation gauge shows decline in March
The annual rate was well below the 2.9% level reported in February and forecasts for a smaller decrease to 2.6%. Core inflation, which excludes energy and unprocessed food products, climbed to 0.8 percent from 0.6 percent.

Five Original Xbox Games Will Likely Get Compatibility For Xbox One
Thanks to the Xbox Marketplace , it may have slipped that four Original Xbox games may be coming to the Xbox One very soon. We have the first batch of games for backward compatibility rolling out on April 17 and then later on April 26.

BoSox slam way to club-best 9-1 mark
Kahnle surrendered two more before Chasen Shreve took over and gave up a grand slam to Mookie Betts that hiked the lead to 14-1. All of that was plenty for Chris Sale, who held NY to just one run (an Aaron Judge solo homer) while striking out eight.

Kim Kardashian Says She 'Added Imperfections' to Photoshopped Instagram
The Kardashian sisters credit their keto diets for Kim's 24-inch waist and Kourtney's 98-pound body. "It's photoshopped. Kardashian also dissed Khloe , sharing that she disliked how sensitive her now-pregnant sister has become.

God of War Immersion Mode And HUD Customization Explained
For this mode, Kratos is weaker, enemies are stronger, and enemy behaviour is changed so that it is "as threatening as possible". Says Sony , "Don't be sorry, be better?" As Sony states, this mode is for "those who wrestle polar bears in their undies".

Moon Jae-in Demands Guarantee Success of Meeting with Kim Jong
He insisted that any issue unrelated to denuclearization may impede the most urgent task of denuclearizing the communist North. The US-North Korea summit will be the first of its kind.

After bail, Salman Khan shows his professionalism this way
He will be seen in Race 3 and will commence shooting for Bharat and Dabangg 3 once he's done with the promotions of Race 3 . Mumbai: Ever since Salman Khan is back post his bail release, he has been in the news for getting back on " Race 3 " sets.