VirnetX wins $625 million decision in FaceTime patent case against Apple

Apple has been ordered to pay $625 million as the result of a patent infringement case with holding company VirnetX. As reported by Fortune, the damages stem from Apple's use of patented technologies used in FaceTime, along with certain VPN patents:

On Wednesday, jurors in Texas federal court ordered the iPhone maker to pay nearly $335 million over an earlier finding it had infringed on Virtual Private Network patents, plus another $290 million upon finding Apple's popular FaceTime feature infringed different patents.

Apple's fight with VirnetX actually dates back to 2012, when the patent holder won a $368 million verdict against apple over patents used in FaceTime. However, that decision was later dismissed by an appeals court, which ordered a retrial.

Source: Fortune

Dan Thorp-Lancaster