Jury awards VirnetX $302.4 million in the never-ending patent battle against Apple
posted by Alan F. / Oct 01, 2016, 3:07 PM
Apple's defense was that the patented technology that it used for FaceTime represented a very small part of a complex system. But that defense didn't work during the original trial. Still, Apple caught a break when an appeals court judge overturned the verdict, stating that the trial judge gave incorrect instructions to the jury.
Remanded back to lower court, the original case was combined with a second suit filed by VirnetX that covered what were new iPhone models at the time of the filing, such as the Apple iPhone 5 (the U.S. legal system runs slowly). As a result, in August 2015, VirnetX won both suits resulting in a $625.6 million damage award against Apple. But that award was also overturned as an appeals court ruled that jurors could easily have been confused (as you probably are just about now). A new trial was started covering damages on two patents Apple was already found to have infringed on. And for two other patents, the jury had to decide if there was infringement and if so, the amount of the damages. Yesterday, the jury made its decision and awarded VirnetX $302 million in damages as Apple was found to have infringed on the two patents that had not been ruled on previously.
Apple could be forced to pay additional damages if the court finds that the company willfully infringed on the patents. And once again, another trial looms as a jury will determine if Apple infringed on VirnetX patents with its newer security features and the iMessages app.
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Karma is a bi..h
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 3:13 PM 18
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And to wonder about all the times they settled out of court or made agreements after infringing on a patent. I know Apple is not the only company who has had issues with patent infringement but as like one of the wealthiest on the planet this should be a non issue and happen no where near the amount of times it does. Maybe if the fine for willfully infringing on a single patent was 1 billion dollars companies would stop stealing. Just a thought from a nobody
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 12:45 PM 0
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Apple living in the world they created.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 3:14 PM 22
It's only a matter of time before Shamesung is sued for the exploding Note 7.
posted on Oct 01, 2016, 8:03 PM 0
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You're much worse, because you troll other OS's that aren't Apple created. The fact that you refuse to admit it (even though you admitted to your trolling of other OS's) while expecting people to actually believe what you're saying makes it even worse.
posted on Oct 02, 2016, 11:36 AM 3
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