VirnetX scores one in its legal battle with Apple

VirnetX scores one in its legal battle with Apple

VirnetX has won another battle in its patent lawsuit with Apple, convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals to vacate and remand decisions by the US Patent Office's Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated two patents, reports AppleInsider. The new ruling may increase VirnetX — which I consider a patent troll — more leverage in receiving the $439 million the courts declared Apple owed.

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VirnetX: hey, court, don’t lessen the $439 million patent fine against Apple

VirnetX: hey, court, don’t lessen the $439 million patent fine against Apple

VirnetX has urged the full Federal Circuit not to consider lessening a $439 million patent infringement verdict against Apple, claiming the tech giant is only asking for review in a bid to delay the case while trying to invalidate the network security patents through another proceeding, reports Law360.

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Patent trolling': VirnetX wants its patent infringement verdict against Apple doubled

Patent trolling': VirnetX wants its patent infringement verdict against Apple doubled

Well, of course they do: two months after winning a major patent infringement verdict against Apple, VirnetX has asked an Eastern District of Texas judge to double the damages award to $1 billion, saying Apple’s behavior “shocks the conscience,” while Apple said the whole award must be thrown out, reports Law360.

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Patent trollin’: VirnetX makes an appeal in an effort to keep the moolah it’s won from Apple

Patent trollin’: VirnetX makes an appeal in an effort to keep the moolah it’s won from Apple

Having won nearly $1 billion from Apple in a series of patent trials, VirnetX has appealed several inter partes review decisions invalidating network security patents that Apple was found to infringe, arguing that the reviews may still be unconstitutional despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of an administrative review process that allows those engaged in patent lawsuits to more easily invalidate questionable IP, reports Law360.

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Patent trollin’: VirnetX gets a win against Apple in patent dispute

Patent trollin’: VirnetX gets a win against Apple in patent dispute

VirnetX Holding Company, an Internet security software and technology company (and, by most considerations, a “patent troll”), reports that on Sept. 29, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, entered a final judgement regarding post-trial motions resulting from the prior $302.4 million jury verdict for the company in its ongoing patent infringement battle with Apple.

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Four VirnetX patents ruled invalid in legal battle with Apple

Four VirnetX patents ruled invalid in legal battle with Apple

Four patents VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, said were infringed by Apple have been deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as the patents don't actually cover new inventions, the Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board argued, according to Bloomberg. VirnetX CEO Kendell Larsen said his company will appeal the USPTO's decisions.

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Apple: VirnetX can't raise willfulness in patent saga now

Apple: VirnetX can't raise willfulness in patent saga now

VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, can’t claim in a retrial that Apple willfully infringed patents for FaceTime and other technologies, after the patent-holding company specifically disavowed that allegation in earlier court filings, Apple told a Texas federal judge on Wednesday.

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Court issues new order in Apple-VirnetX lawsuit

Court issues new order in Apple-VirnetX lawsuit

VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, says that on July 29, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, has issued a new order in the company's pending litigation against Apple, vacating its previous order consolidating the two cases and ordering the parties to retry them as separate cases. 

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