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Apple0s versus VirnetX patent breakpay payment balloons up to $ 595.9M

Apple pays ViretX more than the $ 502.6 million ordered by a federal judge at the end of August, with an agreement between the two companies on the costs incurred by VirnetX in the patent infringement process, bringing the final total to $ 595.9 million.

A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday advises VirnetX and Apple & # 39; granted and agree without dispute & # 39; amounts for the cost statement and the priority interest arising from the most recently resolved lawsuit. According to the submission, the parties the agreement on September 20, determining the amount of costs and the interest due amounted to about $ 93.3 million.

The costs and interest are added to the $ 502.6 million judgment, bringing the total amount of VirnetX due by Apple to $ 595.9 million. The notification does not advise how much of the extra costs relate to costs or anticipation interests.

In April, Apple was found to have infringed four VirnetX patents for secure communications, including VPN on-demand technology and FaceTime and iMessage consumer software and services. The jury awarded VirnetX the $ 502.6 million, which contributed to a previous profit in another similar case that brought the amount owed by Apple to the company to almost $ 1 billion.

In August, Apple was denied a motion for a new trial in a long-term patent fight, giving Apple the opportunity to appeal against the verdict.

The content of the final verdict was unsealed in September and revealed that VirnetX received only half of the "sunset royalty" that it demanded, while refusing an embargo on sales and imports. Both parties received no permission, but eventually Apple escaped much heavier financial sanctions.

The legal affair was first initiated in 2010 by VirnetX and claimed that there were cases of patent infringement in Apple's products, which led to other similar lawsuits. In 2012, the same Texas court ordered Apple to pay $ 368 million for violating one patent, but the sentence expired almost two years later.

That case was then rolled up with another patent in a new compensation claim in 2016, which gave Apple a $ 625 million fine, a fine that was later scrapped because the trial was unfair due to jury confusion. Two new processes later received VirnetX $ 302.4 million, raised to $ 4 million after Apple had determined by the court that he had knowingly infringed the patents.

In that case, Apple still appeals to the decision, so that the disputed fight can continue for some time.

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