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  • VirnetX Sues Apple Once Again After Winning $368 Million in Previous Patent Trial


    As noted by The Next Web, internet software and patent holding company, VirnetX, recently announced that it is asserting four virtual private network patents against Apple’s latest products. Now if you didn’t already know, the same four virtual private network patents were used previously to secure a $368 million aware from Apple previously.

    According to court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, VirnetX filed the new complain on the same day it won the favorable jury decision. The new lawsuit takes aim at the Apple products which were not included in the previous suit due to their release dates. The products in question include the iPhone 5, the fourth-generation iPad, the iPad mini, the fifth generation iPod touch, and the “latest Macintosh computers.” VirnetX seems to basically be going after all Apple devices that have FaceTime capabilities.

    As mentioned before, the company is using the same four VPN-related patents that it used in the previous suit. The patents involved specifically consist of the following: U.S. Patent Nos. 6,502,135, 7,418,504, 7,921,211 and 7,490,151. The company seeks to force a preliminary injunction against the alleged infringing Apple devices as well as damages related to their sale.

    VirnetX has been successful at gaining large sums of money from not only Apple but also Microsoft, as the company was given $200 million from Microsoft which was found violating two similar VPN patents. The holdings firm is also in the middle of ongoing litigation against Cisco Systems, Astra Technologies, and NEC Corporation. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of the case against Apple.

    Source: TheNextWeb via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: VirnetX Sues Apple Once Again After Winning $368 Million in Previous Patent Trial started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. jery911's Avatar
      jery911 -
      same story over and over
    1. barondebxl's Avatar
      barondebxl -
      This is awesome.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      This is awesome.
      How?
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      This is awesome.
      ??
    1. RusticG64's Avatar
      RusticG64 -
      I'm lost,what does this company make and why are they going after the latest Apple product line?/
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      This is awesome.
      Quit trolling, please and thank you.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      This is awesome
    1. Glocknine's Avatar
      Glocknine -
      Hahaha keep em coming! Keep on milking apple
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Glocknine View Post
      Hahaha keep em coming! Keep on milking apple
      You hate Apple? You are so brave!
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      I can understand company's that make things suing each other as they have made things that may/may not look like each others but why allow these bottom feeders to do this?? If they have not used the patent to make something it should be nil and void!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Always held in Texas....I wonder why....
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Always held in Texas....I wonder why....
      That court is not even in the top 5, so what's your point? The Middle District of Florida, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Virginia and the Western District if Wisconsin are better choices if you are the plaintiff. If you are the infringer you would rather it be filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Southern District of Ohio or the District of Columbia.

      Since they are apparently based in Zephyr Cove, NV I am surprised they didn't file in the Nevada venue.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      I'm glad you pointed out Microsoft got sued too. So it's people don't perceive this as apple law suits 24/7 etc. too bad the ignorant still fail to realize lawsuits are common in business it is has and will happen
    1. morbidpete's Avatar
      morbidpete -
      This is what is wrong with our patent system, This is literally a company that hold patents just to make money off others that use anything close.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Wait, whats so shocking here? A bunch of nerds got together back in what, 1999 and invented and patented something (from their brains) and big corps like MS, Cisco, Apple decide they could just come along and use it? And even if they sold it to or leverage a company like VirnetX and there lawyers to fend of this activity and protect their IP, so what...

      Bottom line, you can't just take someone's shtz no matter how big you are. Now "pay em for the rimes you stole from them"...
    1. RokeSmoreMeefer's Avatar
      RokeSmoreMeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Wait, whats so shocking here? A bunch of nerds got together back in what, 1999 and invented and patented something (from their brains) and big corps like MS, Cisco, Apple decide they could just come along and use it? And even if they sold it to or leverage a company like VirnetX and there lawyers to fend of this activity and protect their IP, so what...

      Bottom line, you can't just take someone's shtz no matter how big you are. Now "pay em for the rimes you stole from them"...
      What's so shocking here is only shocking here on a site 99% comprised of Apple-brainwashed sheep. Nobody anywhere else is shocked.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      That court is not even in the top 5, so what's your point? The Middle District of Florida, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Virginia and the Western District if Wisconsin are better choices if you are the plaintiff. If you are the infringer you would rather it be filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Southern District of Ohio or the District of Columbia.

      Since they are apparently based in Zephyr Cove, NV I am surprised they didn't file in the Nevada venue.
      It was a rhetorical question..I already know why it's always in Texas. They're more likely to vote against the big company there. It's nothing new, tons of people know this. So that was my point...
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      It was a rhetorical question..I already know why it's always in Texas. They're more likely to vote against the big company there. It's nothing new, tons of people know this. So that was my point...
      Read again. There are several MORE that are more likely to. They may be in the top third, but the main thing you hear of "against big companies" are the personal liability suits. Seems that they believe in holding corporations accountable.