FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll

28 05 2016
Patent troll VirnetX, fresh on the heels of a $626 million FaceTime and iMessages patent victory over Apple, now wants a federal judge to permanently turn off those popular features.

VirnetX on Wednesday also asked the judge presiding over the litigation to increase the damages the East Texas jury awarded in February by another $190 million or more. Apple wants a retrial, claiming that VirnetX’s lawyers misrepresented evidence to the jury and that the evidence presented at trial didn’t support infringement. The gadget maker said it also should not have to pay royalties, according to Law360 (subscription required), which attended Wednesday’s hearing (PDF).


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