“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a specialized Washington-based court that handles patent appeals, ruled the verdict was ‘tainted’ by erroneous jury instructions in the case. The court also held some trial testimony from a VirnetX expert on monetary damages should have been excluded,” Kendall reports. “VirnetX alleged in 2010 that Apple’s FaceTime and a feature related to virtual private networks infringed the firm’s patents.”
“The case now goes back to a trial court for reconsideration, where VirnetX faces the possibility of collecting a smaller damages award the second time around,” Kendall reports. “Shares of Nevada-based VirnetX plunged on the ruling, down 45% in recent trading.”
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