On January 15, 2021, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas affirmed an October 2020 jury verdict in the decade-long patent infringement matter of VirnetX Inc., et al. v. Apple Inc.
Apple has agreed to pay internet security and software company VirnetX Holding Corporation $502.8 million in pre- and post-trial interest, supplemental damages, and an ongoing royalty rate of $0.84 per infringing iPhone, iPad, and Mac product. The patents in dispute relate to virtual private networks (VPNs).
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