VirnetX Holding Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, VirnetX, Inc. has been granted U.S. Patent No. 8,051,181 (“the ‘181 patent”), “Method for Establishing Secure Communication Link Between Computers of Virtual Private Network,” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and has filed a new complaint against Apple Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.

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The complaint includes allegations of patent infringement regarding its ‘181 patent. In its complaint, VirnetX seeks both damages and injunctive relief.

“We believe in the importance of the patent system to protect VirnetX’s innovations and intellectual property,” said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President, in the press release. “This patent reinforces our high quality patent portfolio and strengthens our current legal activities and licensing efforts.”

About VirnetX
VirnetX Holding Corporation is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for 4G LTE security. The Company’s software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology, are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as smartphones, instant messaging, VoIP, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes 21 U.S. and 18 international patents and over 100 pending applications. For more information, visit www.virnetx.com.

Source: VirnetX Holding Corporation

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