Courtroom Orders Apple to Pay $625 Million in Patent Dispute With VirnetX

Apple Inc. should pay VirnetX Holding Corp. greater than $625 million for utilizing the patent licensing firm’s Web safety know-how with out permission in its FaceTime and iMessage options, a federal jury in Texas selected Wednesday.

The award was greater than the $532 million VirnetX had requested for going into the trial, which started on Jan. 25. The jury stated Apple’s infringement was willful.

It was the second time VirnetX and Apple had battled in courtroom. VirnetX had gained greater than $368 million in damages from Apple in a earlier trial however in September 2014 a U.S. appeals courtroom dominated the jury incorrectly calculated that award and ordered a brand new trial.

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Additionally on Wednesday, Apple filed courtroom papers asking U.S. District Decide Robert Schroeder for a mistrial, saying VirnetX’s attorneys had misled and confused the jury throughout closing arguments. It isn’t recognized when Schroeder will rule on that request.