Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Apple ordered to pay $440 million to FaceTime patent troll

Ouch. Apple better hope it's appeal goes their way because it sure looks like the company is running out of options.

VirnetX's seemingly endless FaceTime patent lawsuit against Apple is winding down... sort of. An Eastern District of Texas court has denied all of Apple's motions to end the case in a non-infringement ruling or retrial, leaving the tech giant with a final judgment that orders it to pay VirnetX $439.7 million. That's much more than the $302.4 million Apple was told to pay last year.