Apple denied new trial in patent dispute

Apple has been denied a new trial by in its patent dispute with VirnetX over the FaceTime app.

The Californian based business had been ordered by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to pay $502.6 million to VirnetX for infringing its VPN on Demand patents.

Apple was also ordered to pay VirnetX $439 million for infringement of the same four patents back in 2017, bringing the total amount of damages in the case to nearly $1 billion dollars.

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In this latest ruling, Apple’s motion for a new trial was denied by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Schroeder said: “Having considered each of Apple’s arguments in its motion for judgment as a matter of law and a new trial of non-infringement, the court concludes that Apple’s motion should be denied.”

Along with his decision to deny a new trial, Schroeder also denied VirnetX’s request for enhanced damages, attorneys’ fees, and an injunction, but did grant a sunset royalty, costs and interest.

 

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