VirnetX Can't Get Apple Patent Damages Doubled To $1B

Law360 (September 4, 2018, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Despite a federal jury's finding earlier this year that Apple Inc.'s infringement of four VirnetX Inc. patents was willful, a Texas federal judge declined to double a $502.6 million award, according to an order unsealed Tuesday.

Last week, in a sealed order, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder III left in place the jury's award and denied Apple's request for judgment in its favor or a new trial. Jurors in April had decided Apple's FaceTime and VPN On Demand features infringed VirnetX network security patents.

But in the unsealed order, Judge Schroeder said that "this case was close, the misconduct brief and...

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