Apple is charged with $302.4 million by the jury in Texas on September 30 due to using patents for internet security technology owned by VirnetX Holding Corp. The said patents were applied on their famous Facetime video calls.
According to Reuters, this is the second trial for the case filed against Apple by VirnetX. Back in August, Judge Robert Shroeder, didn't allow VirnetX to win the amount of $625.6 million due to a conclusion that the jurors at that time may be bewildered on the many details of the case. The two companies have been in this war on the same issue for 6 years now.
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In 2012, there was a verdict from the jury saying that VirnetX should receive $368.2 million in damages of the patent infringement made by Apple. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. decided to make the verdict null. It is due to the fact that the jurors didn't have the right calculation for the damages that has to be awarded to VirnetX.
In February, the jury wanted to double the amount of damages to be made by Apple, which went up to $626.6 million. This case went on the record for having the highest amount of money to be paid by the defendant when it comes to a patent infringement.
Bloomberg Technology also reported this huge loss on Apple's end against VirnetX. The latter has established an excellent reputation for delivering their security and technology service with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States. There are no words from Apple yet regarding the issue and VirnetX's lawyer also hasn't released any update coming from their end.
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