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Patent troll VirnetX demands shutdown of Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage

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Jackie Brown
May 26, 2016 22:20
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The company just won a $626 million court battle over FaceTime and iMessage, but is now asking a federal judge to order that both of those services be shut down, according to a report from Law360.

VirnetX made the request on Wednesday, also asking the judge to increase the damages by another $190 million — Apple, for its part, is asking for a retrial, saying that VirnetX s lawyers misrepresented evidence, and that the evidence presented at trial did not support any claims of infringement.

This particular case stems from a ruling in February that Apple had infringed on four patents owned by VirnetX.

Because of this, VirnetX wants those apps and services shut down due to lost sales and reputational harm caused by Apple s distribution of the infringing features.

VirnetX as a company only has around a dozen employees, who work at a small office in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, according to recent financial statements.

Hopefully you won t soon wake up to find iMessage wiped from your phone.

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Jackie Brown
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