Days after being ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages, California based tech giant Apple Inc. has filed for a mistrial in a patent infringement suit by VirnetX , a specialized holding company derived from past military technology. VirnetX sued Apple claiming it infringed on four patents related to communications protocols, patents used in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN on Demand, as well as the Apple devices using the software, the Verge reported. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than AndroidAlso Read - Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio features with Dolby Atmos coming soon to India
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VirnetX has over 80 Internet security patents worldwide, and 100 patents pending. The Company’s patent portfolio includes U.S. and international patents in areas such as DNS and network communication.
Since 2010, VirnetX has been in litigation with companies including Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft. VirnetX has won several jury trials and settled with Microsoft, Aastra, Mitel, NEC, and Siemens, and most recently Avaya.