NEW YORK A sovereign jury in Texas on Friday night systematic Apple Inc to compensate some-more than $302 million in indemnification for regulating VirnetX Holding Corp’s law internet confidence record though accede in facilities including a FaceTime video conferencing application.
The outcome came in a new hearing in Tyler, Texas that had been systematic by a decider in a case, Robert Schroeder, who final Aug threw out VirnetX’s $625.6 million win over Apple from a prior hearing since he pronounced jurors in that box might have been confused.
VirnetX and Apple have been fighting over patents for years. The box began in 2010 when VirnetX, a Nevada-based obvious licensor, filed fit in a Eastern District of Texas sovereign court, claiming transgression of 4 patents for secure networks, famous as practical private networks, and secure communications links.
A jury in 2012 awarded $368.2 million in damages, though a U.S. Court of Appeals for a Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., partly overturned that verdict, observant there were problems with how a hearing decider educated jurors on calculating damages.
On remand, VirnetX’s dual suits were combined, and in February, a jury returned with an even bigger verdict, $625.6 million, one of a top ever in a U.S. obvious case.
However, Schroeder after voided a result, observant that a steady references to a progressing box could have confused jurors and were astray to Apple.
In a latest trial, jurors were asked to establish indemnification on dual VirnetX patents that Apple had already been found to infringe, and to establish both transgression and indemnification on another dual patents. The $302.4 million endowment was in line with what VirnetX had been demanding.
Apple mouthpiece Rachel Tulley declined to comment. An profession for VirnetX could not immediately be reached. According to justice documents, Apple is to face another justice move over either it willfully infringed a patents, that could lead to aloft damages.
Apple will also have to contend with a hearing in a second lawsuit VirnetX filed opposite Apple over newer versions of Apple confidence features, as good as a iMessage application.
Many obvious cases are rubbed in a Texas court, that has a repute for awarding auspicious verdicts to plaintiffs alleging infringement.
VirnetX had been reserved a 4 patents by Science Applications International Corp in 2006, justice papers show.
The box is VirnetX Inc v. Apple Inc, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, No. 10-417.
(Reporting by Andrew Chung in New York; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)