Judge Upholds $368 Million FaceTime Patent Infringement Judgment against Apple
IPNews® - A Texas federal judge denied Apple’s bid to have the $368 million patent infringement judgment against it eliminated or reduced after its FaceTime application was found to have infringed four patents owned by VirnetX Holding Corp.
In addition to denying Apple’s post-trial bid, U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis also denied VirnetX’s request for a permanent injunction that could have forced Apple to remove its FaceTime app from every previoiusly sold iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Judge Davis ruled that an injunction would be too drastic and instead ordered the two companies into mediation to determine a royalty rate for Apple to pay in order to use the technology.
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