Friday, November 9, 2012

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Got Another Lawsuit From VirnetX (VHC)

Just days after VirnetX Holding Corporation( AMEX:VHC) won a lawsuit against Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) for patent violations and was awarded damages of $368 million, it has filed another patent violations case against the iPhone maker.

VirnetX had filed the previous suit for violation of patents relating to a technology used in virtual private networks.

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The company has included more products such as the iPhone 5, the new iPad Touch, the new iPad, iPad Mini and the latest Mac computers, which had not been included in the previous suit since they were released later.

The new complaint includes allegations of wilful patent infringement regarding four patents owned by VirnetX, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,502,135, 7,418,504, 7,921,211 and 7,490,151.

In its complaint, VirnetX said it sought both damages and injunctive relief.

On Nov. 6, a U.S. district judge had awarded VirnetX millions of dollars in damages for violation of four patents by Apple, which used the technology in its Facetime feature, which facilitates video calling.

VirnetX's software and technology services, including its secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology, are designed to facilitate secure communications for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing.

The company's patent portfolio includes 20 U.S. and 26 international patents and over 100 pending applications.

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