Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

Nov 07, 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.

Explore further: Yik Yak's frat-bro founders shrug off growing pains

Related Stories

Apple files 2nd countersuit against Creative

Jun 08, 2006

(AP) -- Apple Computer Inc. has filed a second countersuit against SIngapore-based Creative Technology Ltd., intensifying its legal battle against the smaller media player rival that sued the iPod maker for ...

Dutch court rules against Apple in Samsung case

Jun 20, 2012

A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Apple has infringed on a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung and ordered the US computer giant to pay an unspecified amount of damages.

Recommended for you

Yik Yak's frat-bro founders shrug off growing pains

5 hours ago

The most popular post of all time on Yik Yak is a dirty joke. Less than 2 years old, the Atlanta-based social network is geared mostly toward college students who access and post unsigned announcements through an app on their ...

Uber drivers fined in Hungary

May 24, 2015

The Hungarian tax authority fined Uber drivers in its first probe against the ride-sharing service which the economy ministry said Saturday "ignores passenger safety" and must be made to follow regulations.

Domino's taking orders via tweet

May 22, 2015

Domino's on Wednesday launched perhaps the easiest way to satisfy a pizza craving this side of mind reading: order by tweet.

User comments : 4

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

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?

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.