VirnetX wants Apple to make more money
Apple has been involved in patent infringement lawsuits against companies for years, but it is not itself against the use of technology owned by various companies. One company that has long struggled in court with US corporations is VirnetX, which is asking for millions more from it.
VirnetX has been filing with Apple since 2011, accusing the company of illegally using many of its technologies and is not groundless as it draws hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from Cupertino. In 2012, Apple paid $ 368 million for patents related to VPN technology, and this year, VirnetX received $ 625 million in damages for infringing patents related to FaceTime technology.
These gigantic compensation apparently are not enough for the VirnetX boss, because the company is again demanding money from Apple. This time, the amount of claims is $ 190 million, and the case applies to FaceTime and iMessages.
The next process can be extremely painful for Apple, as VirnetX claims not only damages, but also the prohibition of using products that use conflicting technologies. If the court agrees, this will mean that Apple will be forced to give up its two flagship products that have been used in every US device.