Apple ordered to pay $440M to VirnetX

October 17th, 2017   decode   news

Back in 2013 Apple was found guilty of infringing VirnetX patents and had to pay $368 million. The company didn’t repurchase the license then, so VirnetX struck with another case. Today the US Court ruled that Apple has to pay almost $440 million for the very same patents, used in FaceTime and other iOS apps.

The Court granted all VirnetX’s motions for “willful infringement and enhancing the royalty rate during the willfulness period”. The verdict consists $302.4 million in fines, $41 million in penalties for “willful infringement” and costs for the case, including attorney fees….

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