After a battery of appeals, the Apple versus VirnetX authorized battle over FaceTime patents seems to be lastly over, with the choose on the coronary heart of the case denying Apple’s movement for a brand new trial.
Robert W. Schroeder III denied Apple’s movement for a brand new trial within the ongoing FaceTime patent misuse trial saga on Wednesday. In a parallel ruling, the choose additionally granted, however modified VirnetX’s movement for curiosity funds and different charges assessed to Apple.
The order on Wednesday is sealed. At current, it is not clear what modifications Decide Schroeder made to VirnetX’s $116 million request for curiosity on high of the $504 million that it should pay.
Apple was in search of a brand new trial on the grounds that the jury had not been knowledgeable that two of VirnetX’s patents had been rendered invalid by the US Patent Workplace. The corporate additionally argued that the award for royalties was faulty, and if there was going to be any royalty award, it must be $0.19 per system versus the $0.84 per unit sale that VirnetX was demanding.
In February 2020, Apple’s enchantment concerning the invalid patents was denied.
In March 2020, VirnetX confirmed that Apple despatched a $454 million fee for infringing a number of of its patents by way of the FaceTime and VPN on Demand options.