Microsoft Hit With $106M Verdict Over Online Security IP

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has found that Microsoft Corp. should fork over nearly $106 million for infringing two VirnetX Holding Corp. patents for securing communications over the Internet.

Following a weeklong trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday directed the Redmond, Wash.-based technology behemoth to pay $71.75 million for violating a patent covering a method for creating a virtual private network between computers, and $34 million for violating a patent on a method for establishing the network using...
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