Apple to again appeal VirnetX $440 million FaceTime lawsuit

“Apple has lost an appeal to have a patent judgment set aside relating to FaceTime technology and has been ordered to pay VirnetX $440 million,” Charlie Osborne reports for ZDNet.

“The verdict was originally awarded in 2016, in which Apple was required to pay the intellectual property firm $302.4 million in damages for using two patents in the FaceTime mobile calling service without a valid licensing agreement,” Osborne reports. “Together with interest, damages, and costs, the original payout has increased to $440 million.”

“The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied the iPad and iPhone maker’s bid to turn aside the ruling,” Osborne reports. “However, Apple said in a statement that the company plans to, once again, appeal the judge’s verdict.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Around and around it goes! Where it stops, nobody knows!

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