VirnetX is a patent-assertion entity, meaning its entire business model rests exclusively on suing companies that actually develop and sell products based on arcane patent infringement laws and loose interpretations of intellectual property regulations.
A federal court in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $502.6 million Dollars to VirnetX Holding Corp over a patent dispute that has been reportedly going on for eight years. It's small change for Apple, but an important win for VirnetX.
A court in the USA ruled the Cupertino giant had infringed four patents for secure messaging in its iMessage, FaceTime and VPN on Demand apps belonging to technology firm VirnetX. While there will nearly certainly be jubilation at the ruling, Apple has a history of appealing. A recent jury awarded $302M in a case involving older Apple devices; a judge increased that amount to $429.7M.
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KitGuru Says: We have seen Apple on the opposite end of this in the past, with the case against Samsung being the most prolific example. That's because PTAB believes VirnetX's patents are invalid even for cases now in progress.
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. No final decision has been made on this matter, though, and therefore the Federal Circuit refused to delay Apple's case. Even back in 2010, VirnetX had reportedly filed a litigation against Apple over violation of its patents. This time around, there again reportedly seemed to be no successful streak for the company.