Apple ordered VirnetX to pay $ 502.6 milli in patent infringement

A federal jury Tuesday discovered Apple's FaceTime, VPN and iMessage products in violati of four VirnetX patents covering secure communicatis, awarding the patent management company $ 502.6 milli in damages .

Awarded by a jury in Texas, this judgment is the latest development of a legal saga spanning eight years and, with the judgment of $ 502.6 milli today, nearly $ 1 billi in damages.

In a statement after the decisi, VirnetX's CEO, Kendall Larsen, called the amount "fair," reports Bloomberg . The attributi of the offense was based sales of more than 400 milli devices, including the popular, high-priced iPhone.

"The evidence was clear," said Larsen. "Tell the truth and you do not have to worry about anything."

According to the initial complaint, filed in 2012, VirnetX alleges that various Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, infringe the intellectual property of secure data communicatis.

Specifically, the VPN-targeted suit at the request of Apple …

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