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Judge tosses $625M intellectual property lawsuit against Apple

The multinational technology company Apple Inc. won an intellectual property infringement case against Nevada-based intellectual property specialist VirnetX last Tuesday, August 2.

Apple and VirnetX have been involved in an intellectual property battle for some time now. Initial damages of $368 million were awarded to VirnetX in 2012. This amount would have nearly doubled to $625.6 million this year if VirnetX won last week’s case, which stemmed from VirnetX’s claims that the technology used in Apple’s FaceTime service and versions of iMessage belong to VirnetX. Instead, United States District Judge Robert Schroeder ruled that the original trial between Apple and VirnetX was unfair and nixed the $625 million claim VirnetX had on Apple. Schroeder set another trail for the case for Monday, September 26.

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