Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

November 7, 2012
Apple employees demonstrate Facetime, a video chat application, in 2010. Apple has been ordered to pay $368 million for patent infringement in its use of Facetime, an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices, the plaintiff said Wednesday.

Apple has been ordered to pay $368 million for patent infringement in its use of Facetime, an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices, the plaintiff said Wednesday.

Security software firm VirnetX said in a statement the jury in a federal court in Texas ordered the payment "for infringing four VirnetX patents" and that the court will hear post-trial motions in the upcoming weeks.

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our suit with Apple," said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX chief executive and president. "This victory further establishes the importance of our ."

VirnetX alleged in its suit that Apple should have paid a licensing fee to use the technologies allowing for secure connections using Facetime.

Apple did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

VirnetX had sued Apple, Cisco Systems and others in 2010 for . It alleged Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch infringed on the patents, which allow a type of for secure mobile video calls.

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kochevnik
2 / 5 (4) Nov 07, 2012
LOL the patent troll gets trolled. Apple will need to take some profits out of their Reno hedge fund, which is really their core business now.
BloodSpill
1 / 5 (1) Nov 07, 2012
What a crazy country. Not only does it have software patents, but those patents are tested by a jury?
FrankHerbert
1 / 5 (2) Nov 07, 2012
I think it's time to hire David Boies for some apple smashin'.
DavidW
3 / 5 (2) Nov 07, 2012
LOL the patent troll gets trolled. Apple will need to take some profits out of their Reno hedge fund, which is really their core business now.


Actually, this is where they take from:
http://www.google...dur=1891
How many more human lives will be destroyed?

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