Apple will pay USD $ 368 million for infringing patent with FaceTime
Apple could appeal the verdict, although the company has not yet said about the ruling. Meanwhile, VirnetX CEO Kendall Larsen said in a statement that “we are extremely pleased with the outcome of our lawsuit with Apple. This victory establishes the importance of our patent portfolio. “
According VirnetX, technology comes from work done by the company SAIC for the CIA, which sought to create secure communications. VirnetX was formed from ex-employees of SAIC. The company reached an agreement for $ 200 million to Microsoft for similar issues, and the company also has lawsuits pending against Cisco, Avaya and Siemens for the same patent.
Last year, Apple and Cisco asked the patent office to review the roles of VirnetX, expecting them to be invalidated, however, this investigation is still pending.
In addition to the case was resolved today, VirnetX in September put a complaint with the International Trade Commission to ban the sale of iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac computers, a case would go to trial next year.
Undoubtedly, the ruling should make it clear that the patent system can also damage a company like Apple, which itself makes use of having to fight other companies in court.
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