the Federal district court of the state of Texas, has ordered Apple to pay more than $ 302 million as compensation for unlawful use of a technology company VirnetX. About it reports Reuters.
the Jury found proved the fact of infringement by the iPhone maker of two VirnetX patents. According to TASS, one of them is associated with the technologies used by the application for FaceTime video calls, the second to feature video-on-demand (VoD), which allows the user to receive media content over the network from the server.
This is not the first lawsuit VirnetX for Apple. In February 2016, the Texas court recognized that some Apple, in particular, FaceTime, iMessage and service “VPN on demand’, violate the right to intellectual property VirnetX, and ordered to pay compensation of 625 million dollars. Later the verdict was overturned because the appellate court found that the jury could be unfair to the iPhone maker.
for the First time the court recognized the guilt of the Apple in 2012. Then the company had to compensate VirnetX for about $ 368 million. However, due to subsequent appeals, the fines were postponed.
This is not the first victory for VirnetX in litigation with the IT giants. The company has twice won the lawsuits against Microsoft in 2010 and 2014, in the amount of suing the largest software producer more than 223 million dollars. Proceedings related to the Skype program.