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Apple being sued for infringing on a Virtual Private Network patent with the Apple iPhone 4S

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Apple being sued for infringing on a Virtual Private Network patent with the Apple iPhone 4S
Apple is being sued by VirnetX

Apple is being sued by VirnetX

A company called VirnetX is suing Apple for infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,051,181. Awarded to the Nevada based company just this week, the patent is entitled "Method for Establishing Secure Communication Link Between Computers of Virtual Private Network" and covers a technique for establishing a secure communication link between two computers over a computer network. This is done by setting up a secure network link from the first computer without using cryptographic information. A semi-random sequence of data values keeps the connection secure.

VirnetX moved quickly to defend its intellectual property. The patent was awarded on November 1st and the complaint was filed the same day. The actual invention was filed with the USPTO in February, 2007. The complaint alleges that products like the Apple iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch, and Mac systems that run Lion infringe on the patent. VirnetX seeks an injunction against Apple and damages. Last year the company took on Microsoft and won a $200 million settlement from the tech giant

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:30 10

1. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Nice...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:33 8

4. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


say it like they did in that south park episode......niiiiiccccceee!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:48

13. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Which one was that?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:33 4

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The one where they were making fun of the hot young blonde teacher for having intercourse with one of her students. Every time one of the male characters saw her or heard about it they would say "niiiiiiiiiccccccceeeee"

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:57 3

51. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


yes ! Nice !!!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:30 2

2. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Ruh-ro.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:30 9

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hmmm Apple in trouble again,they do say what goes around comes around!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:27 4

20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha its totally okay for people to all sue apple but if apple tries to sue its oh no the world is gonna crash… hahaha

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:34 6

22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Well Apple is the patent troll here Lucas, they started all of this nonsense. It's only natural that they get a taste of their own medicine.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:55

29. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


actually im almost positive apple is not the one who started this, and that is was microsoft who btw makes so much more money off of other companies and has so many more lawsuits... is it just that u hate apple? cause then u might as well just say that...

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 05:41 1

63. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


No sir, I don't. As a former iPhone 3G user and a currently iPod touch user I love apple but I think they have gone way too far with all of this. They got a patent for a sliding lock screen for crying out loud. Even tho they weren't the first to use it.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 08:17

66. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah, the difference being that Microsoft uses patents the way they were designed to be used, to collect royalties.

Apple uses patents to ban other products because they are scared of competition.

Do you know what you are talking about?

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 18:48

72. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


Every one of the technology companies...hardware, software, etc. have all borrowed an idea in some form or fashion. It helps us to advance faster. Just let it be or if you decide to sue someone expect it to come back around at one point...end of story.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:33 1

5. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


money grab...hate this patent war s**t no matter who is doing the suing. Technically any company could sue any other company for some sort of infringing if they wanted to.

They were waiting, foaming at the mouth for the day it was patented and logged a complaint the same day...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:52 1

7. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Dont tell me ur an iTtorney

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:57 2

8. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


iTtorney: 1 an iLawyer; attorney-at-law.
2. an attorney-in-fact; agent, that will defend any Apple device even when there is nothing to defend, and in most cases the agent will say others [referring to anyone who doesn't like an iDevice] are drolling.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:49 5

6. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


"What goes around, comes back around hay , you Apple.... there was, a time, when you, were busy suing Samsung... there was a time when I went like, hhhmm Apple, and then u showed your ass and then we saw the real you, thank god u blew, thank god i dodged the 4S, I'm so over Siri, good luck with the server..." LOL, just fooling around, or drollin as iFans would say. hehehehehe! Sue that Apple. Bite me.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:10 4

9. Andy252 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


No biggie apple will just buy the company ..

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:58 4

14. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


yeah, you gave them a whole 30 minutes to make a post otherwise they were hiding from it...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:38 2

11. ibap (Posts: 765; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


The patent number is 8,051,181 - you copied AppleInsider's mistake. Couldn't you tell that the number had to be wrong?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 17:46 3

12. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


you guys bitch and moan about apple suing android based companies, calling it anti-competive and all other sorts of things but once a company sues apple, it magically alright now? lololol

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 19:07 2

15. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Its innovation :)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:53 3

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you arent banning anyone you smelly troll. you dont have the power. and winning/losing a bet by something that isnt even in our control isnt you "banning" anyone either. there is no banning. just you talking out your ass like normal.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:01 2

31. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Didn't know it was you doing the banning lol.. Self exile. Banning myself and that's only if you win sir :)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:27

36. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


are you remix's second account? You two seem to post awful close to the same time.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:34 1

40. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Kinda like you and your buddy. genius plan.. Both bet against you for the same goal. Genius. I post on breaks or during commercials maybe we have a similar schedule :)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:38

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Remix IS one of the dumbest posters so I wouldn't be surprised if his second account makes the same bet.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 12:51

68. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nope, i dont need a second account. hey wheres your litte tacohelper account to have someone agree with you? havent seen u use it in a few days.. lol.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:51 1

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're a troll and a hypocrite. Don't you have some software to pirate?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:47

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What's the matter? My comments hit a little too close to home?

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