Apple Can't Evade VirnetX Royalty Suit In FaceTime IP Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. lost its bid to escape paying Internet security firm VirnetX Inc. royalties over its patented virtual private network technology when a Texas federal judge said Apple's ongoing violations with its popular FaceTime application aren't tied to a judgment over its past infringement.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis ruled VirnetX's allegations that the computing giant previously infringed four patents by including FaceTime on its iPhone, iPad and iPod should be severed from VirnetX's claims of ongoing infringement, because Apple continues to provide its customers with...
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