Usually when Apple makes the headlines concerning legal matters, it’s usually when they are butting heads with their Android competitors, namely Samsung, Motorola, HTC and the likes. Well it looks like this time around, Apple has made the headlines in a legal battle, but unfortunately it is a legal battle in which they lost. It seems that a federal jury in Texas has ruled in favor of a software company by the name of VirnetX, and has ordered Apple to pay the company $368 million in damages.
Apparently Apple was found to have violated a VPN patent owned by VirnetX which has been described as a “Method for Establishing Secure Communication Link Between Computers of Virtual Private Network.” The infringing products listed in the lawsuit include the iPhone, the iPad and Apple’s Mac computers. The lawsuit was originally filed back in November of 2011, and if some of you might recall, VirnetX has also won a separate lawsuit against Microsoft where they managed to reach a settlement of $200 million.
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