Lost Of Apple
Apple lost a FaceTime-related patent battle this week and must hand over $368.2 million to VirnetX Holding Corp.
As reported by Bloomberg, Apple infringed on patents for virtual private networks with its FaceTime video chat service, a Texas court ruled this week.
The patent in question covers the use of a domain-name service to set up a VPN. FaceTime infringed on that patent to the tune of $708 million, according to VirnetX, but the company ended up with about half that amount.
VirnetX did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but told Bloomberg it would move to stop Apple from infringing on its products in the future.
Case Date Of Apple
The case dates back to August 2010, when VirnetX filed its complaint. Earlier that year,Microsoft agreed to pay $200 million to VirnetX and obtain a patent license to settle litigation accusing it of infringing two patents for communicating over the Internet.
Apple recently extended its FaceTime video chat service to work over cellular networks, not just Wi-Fi. AT&T made headlines when it announced it would require a new shared data plan in order to access FaceTime over cellular, prompting net neutrality complaints.[ Source :- Pcmag ]