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Apple loses patent retrial, owes $302.4 million to VirnetX
Tech titan ordered to pay damages for infringing patents related to its FaceTime videoconferencing application.
Apple has been ordered to pay $302.4 million to the patent holding and security software company VirnetX for infringing patents covering secure computer and mobile communications.
A jury in Tyler, Texas, found Friday that Apple infringed on two patents related to its FaceTime videoconferencing application. The award also includes damages for infringement of VirnetX technology in Virtual Private Network on Demand.
The verdict was the result of the third trial filed since 2010 against Apple by VirnetX, a company that makes most of its money from licensing patented technology that creates virtual private networks over the internet.
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