Tyler federal jury hands down $502.6 million verdict against Apple in long-running patent infringement case

By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2018

TYLER – A federal jury sided with VirnetX, Inc. in the latest trial of its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, recent Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas records indicate.

On Apr. 10, the jury determined that the Cupertino, Calif.-based multinational technology company infringed four patents belonging to the plaintiff and slapped the defendant with a half a billion dollar verdict.

The patents at issue were used for Apple’s VPN On Demand and FaceTime technologies, according to the jury verdict. The jury reportedly reached the verdict in less than three hours.

VirnetX initiated legal action against Apple at the beginning of this decade.

Prior to the $502.6 million verdict it just scored, the Zephyr Cove, Nev.-based company was awarded approximately $440 in a case involving earlier versions of the Apple devices.

Tyler Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 6:12-CV-0855

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