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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $503 million for patent infringement

Posted On: Oct 31, 2020   |   Posted By: iMore

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $503 million for patent infringement

Apple says that it will be appealing the decision.
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VirtnetX has won another case against Apple for patent infringement.
The company argued that its FaceTime feature infringed on its technology.
Apple has been ordered to pay $502.8 million to the company.
Reported by Bloomberg , Apple has been ordered to pay VirnetX another $502.8 million for infringing on its patents. In a ruling by a jury in Tyler, Texas today, Apple was found guilty of infringing on VirnetX's technology that it developed for the United States Central Intelligence Agency with its FaceTime feature.
VirnetX had argued that it was entitled to more than $700 million, while Apple argued it should only pay about $113 million. The jury was tasked with deciding on how much VirnetX should receive, and it landed on $502.8 million.
In a statement, an Apple spokesperson said that the company would appeal the decision, pointing to the fact that the patents the case is based on were determined to be invalid by the patent office.
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