Apple closes retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas due to ‘patent trolls'

Apple closes retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas due to ‘patent trolls'

Apple plans to close both of its retail stores within the Eastern District of Texas — Apple Willow Bend in Plano and Apple Stonebriar in Frisco — in an effort to protect itself from “patent trolls,” according to five sources familiar with the matter.  according to MacRumors, quoting five unnamed sources.

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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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