Judge: Apple must pay VirnetX $330,000 a day until a licensing deal is reached
posted by Alan F. / Feb 27, 2013, 7:36 PM
$330,000 a day to VirnetX. If both sides fail to reach agreement in 45 days, the judge will make a final ruling.
While we are not lawyers, and never played one on television, it sure sounds like there is pressure being applied on Apple to reach an agreement. Also, it is interesting to imagine how Apple's attorneys would have responded had Apple's defense in this case, which was that VirtneX's patent was for a small part of a complex product, been used by one of Apple's rivals-like Samsung-in one of the patent cases where Apple is the plaintiff.
source: SeekingAlpha via AllThingsD
HAHAHA LOL APPLE GOT STONE BAD KARMA AGAIN APPLE
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 7:41 PM 40
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1. Apple does kinda deserve this. (Rectangles is all I'm saying.) 2. VirnetX patent trolls so hard it's sad. (Why the patent system needs fixing.) That being said if I were VirnetX I'd hold out/stall negotiation for 30 days or so to milk all I could.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 7:45 PM 27
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Has anyone else noticed that when apple infringes on a patent they say "we stole such a tiny part that we shouldn't compensate them", or "we didn't steal". Yet, if someone else borrows a tiny part of their design, they think they are owed the entire company in repayment of that "theft". What gives apple, either you owe, or you don't? BTW, someone should explain irony to apple.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 7:51 PM 22
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In spite of how much I dislike Apple business practice; to allow a company who never try to introduce a product to a market, to sue is a disgrace; Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, LG, Nokia, BB, and Google need to join forces to stop these companies from doing this mess, this will come back to bite all these companies in the end!.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 8:04 PM 1
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so now Apple is being bully by a patent troll and Apple is still the bad guy, but this company you guys are applauding will go after Google and see how your tune will be change...
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 8:47 PM 0
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D@mn you're an idiot. No one here is saying that VX is in the right here. But what they are doing is NO DIFFERENT than what your beloved apple has done/is doing. The difference is that most here can see apple for what they are, just a bigger, richer, VX.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 8:57 PM 12
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You do realize that Apple also has it's own little patent trolls that it rents it's patents out to have them bother other companies to pay royalties. What goes around comes around...VirtnetX is a troll who needs to pass up those patents since they aren't doing a damn thing with them except trolling. USPTO should take control of patents when this happens and use them to get royalties to use for public benefit. Since the companies using the patents are always making a buck off the public anyway, might as well get them to contribute to the public by paying royalties for the patent and keeps the trolls beaten down forever.
posted on Feb 28, 2013, 1:13 AM 0
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I THINK THIS ISN'T SOLELY & ONLY ABOUT MONEY. THIS IS ABOUT HOW APPLE HAVE TRIED HARD TO RUIN THEIR REPUTATION IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD. THEIR FAME & DIGNITY ARE ALL FADES AWAY WITH SUCH NEWS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WITHIN NO TIME.. APPLE IS RUSTING
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 9:08 PM 5
Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012
i wish these news made it to giant post of advertisement like apple has one for its own. only people who read blog know such dirty stuff about apple all the other people who are blinded by apple dont see this and they need to be shown apple real face.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 9:56 PM 3
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Not much compare to Apple have 1.5 b from Samsung
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 9:25 PM 0
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Apple should just pay them outta their 1.5 billion dollar Samsung settlement.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 9:40 PM 1
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