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Apple Pays VirnetX $454 Million for Patent Infringement After U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Apple's Appeal

Friday March 13, 2020 11:07 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has paid VirnetX a total of $454,033,859.87 following the conclusion of a long-running patent infringement battle, VirnetX announced today. The patent dispute between VirnetX and Apple dates back to 2010 when VirnetX accused Apple's FaceTime feature of infringing on its intellectual property, and there are multiple lawsuits involved. In this particular case, Apple was ordered to pay ...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Apple's Appeal in $440 Million VirnetX Patent Case

Monday February 24, 2020 6:42 am PST by Eric Slivka
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear Apple's appeal of a $440 million judgment in one of the patent infringement cases brought by VirnetX a decade ago, reports Reuters. VirnetX was originally awarded $302 million back in October 2016 in the dispute over VPN-related patents, but Apple appealed the ruling multiple times, and with interest and other costs tacked on, the judgment was...

Apple Won't Get Rehearing in VirnetX Patent Infringement Battle Dating Back to 2010, Court Rules

Monday February 10, 2020 9:53 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple will not be able to get a rehearing in its ongoing patent battle with VirnetX to argue that the patents it is accused of infringing are invalid, reports Bloomberg. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today rejected Apple's request to reconsider a November ruling that confirmed Apple infringed on two VirnetX patents. The patent dispute between VirnetX and Apple dates...

Apple Ordered to Pay $85 Million in Royalties to WiLan in Patent Infringement Case

Saturday January 25, 2020 3:18 pm PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple must pay $85 million in royalties to Canadian patent holding company WiLan for infringing patents related to wireless communications, a jury in San Diego has ruled (via Bloomberg). The two patents relate to making phone calls while simultaneously downloading data. In August 2018, a different jury said Apple infringed the patents and awarded WiLan $145 million, but a retrial was ordered ...

Corephotonics Sues Apple Again Over Dual-Lens Cameras in iPhone 7 Plus and Later [Updated]

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:50 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Update: Corephotonics has filed an additional lawsuit against Apple in August 2019, alleging that the dual-lens camera systems in the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max infringe on 10 of its patents. Original story from November 2017 follows. Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against...

Jury Rules in Favor of Qualcomm, Says Apple Infringed on Three Qualcomm Patents [Updated]

Friday March 15, 2019 11:40 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple and Qualcomm this week wrapped up a patent trial where Apple was accused of infringing on three of Qualcomm's patents, and the verdict from the jury is in -- Apple violated Qualcomm's patents in its iPhones. According to CNET, the jury today sided with Qualcomm and said that Apple needs to pay Qualcomm upwards of $31 million, which is the total that Qualcomm had asked for in damages. ...

Qualcomm Wants Apple to Pay $31 Million in Damages in Patent Battle

Friday March 8, 2019 11:52 am PST by Juli Clover
Qualcomm today told a San Diego jury that it wants Apple to pay $31 million in damages for patent infringement violations, which is allegedly equivalent to $1.40 per infringing iPhone. The new information comes from CNET, which has been covering the Qualcomm vs. Apple patent trial that's in court this week. $1.40 per ‌iPhone‌ and a total of $31 million in damages suggests that Qualcomm...

Apple Settles Lawsuit With Biometric Sensor Company Valencell That Accused it of Stealing Technology for Apple Watch

Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:08 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Biometric sensor company Valencell has reportedly settled a three-year-old lawsuit against Apple that accused the tech giant of stealing its technology for Apple Watch. Valencell filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Apple back in January 2016 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The lawsuit accused the Cupertino-based company of infringing on...

Apple Must Pay VirnetX $440 Million for Patent Infringement, Appeals Court Rules

Tuesday January 15, 2019 8:50 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple must pay VirnetX $440 million after an appeals court upheld an earlier judgement in favor of the patent holding company, reports Reuters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 verdict that awarded VirnetX $302 million, which increased to $439.7 million when taking into account damages and interest calculated during retrials. VirnetX...

Judge Cuts Patent Licensing Company WiLan's $145.1M Award From Apple to $10M

Monday January 7, 2019 10:59 am PST by Juli Clover
Back in August, a California jury awarded Canadian patent holding company WiLan $145.1 million in an ongoing dispute with Apple after the iPhone was found to have infringed on two WiLan patents related to wireless communications technology. Apple won't be paying WiLan $145.1 million, though, as the court recently decided that WiLAN must accept reduced damages of $10 million or prepare for a...

Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

Thursday June 21, 2018 3:29 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today filed petitions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of four Qualcomm patents amid an increasingly vicious legal battle, reports Bloomberg. Apple is aiming to get the USPTO to cancel the four Qualcomm patents, arguing that they do not cover new ideas. The patents in question cover camera autofocusing, a device that functions as a phone and a...

Samsung Demands Another Retrial, Says 'No Reasonable Jury' Could Have Sided With Apple

Monday June 11, 2018 11:50 am PDT by Juli Clover
Last month, a jury ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating Apple design patents as part of a legal battle that has spanned years, but the jury's ruling apparently won't be the end of the dispute between the two companies. Samsung last week filed an appeal (via CNET) asking the U.S. District Court in San Jose to either reduce the judgment against it to $28 million or hold a ...

Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million in iPhone Design Patent Retrial

Thursday May 24, 2018 3:12 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The latest Samsung v. Apple trial wrapped up this afternoon after the jury decided that Samsung must pay Apple a total of $539 million for violating Apple's design patents with five android devices sold between 2010 and 2011, reports CNET. A total of $533,316,606 was awarded to Apple for Samsung's violation of three design patents, while the remaining $5,325,050 was for Samsung's infringement...

Apple Demands $1 Billion From Samsung for Design Patent Violations as New Damages Trial Kicks Off

Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:42 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple and Samsung are back in court this week for a damages retrial that will determine just how much Samsung has to pay Apple for infringing on Apple design patents. Samsung was found guilty of violating the patents back in 2012, but the two companies have been fighting over the amount of money Samsung should pay as a result for the last six years. The core issue between the two companies is...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Samsung's Appeal in Years-Old 'Slide to Unlock' Lawsuit With Apple

Monday November 6, 2017 6:22 am PST by Joe Rossignol
The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday rejected Samsung's request to appeal a $119.6 million verdict awarded to Apple in an over six year old "Slide to Unlock" patent infringement lawsuit, according to Reuters. In October 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reinstated Apple's award after a lower court found Samsung to have infringed upon several popular iPhone...

Apple's Lengthy Lawsuit With Samsung Over Copying iPhone's Design Headed Back to Court

Monday October 23, 2017 4:58 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's over six year old legal battle with Samsung for copying the iPhone's design is headed back to court yet again. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Sunday ordered that a new trial is required to determine whether Apple's $399 million award for Samsung's design patent infringement should stand or whether a new damages trial is required. Apple and Samsung have until Wednesday to...

Apple Plans to Appeal $439M 'Final Judgment' in FaceTime Patent Lawsuit With VirnetX

Monday October 16, 2017 8:46 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
VirnetX today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has denied all of Apple's motions in a longstanding FaceTime-related patent lawsuit between the two companies. The court also granted all of VirnetX's motions in the retrial and increased the royalty rates that Apple owes during the infringement period, resulting in a revised final judgment amount ...

Supreme Court Ruling Should Spell the End of Apple's Patent Troll Battles in East Texas [Updated]

Monday May 22, 2017 9:35 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
The Supreme Court of the United States today decided that U.S. companies may only face patent infringement lawsuits in the jurisdiction in which they are incorporated, which in Apple's case would be California. The decision is significant for Apple, as the iPhone maker faces several patent infringement lawsuits in a single district court in Eastern Texas that is considered friendly to patent ...

Apple Loses Labor Code Violation and Core Wireless Lawsuits

Thursday December 15, 2016 11:43 am PST by Joe Rossignol
A federal jury for the U.S. District Court for Northern California today found Apple to be infringing upon a pair of wireless patents owned by Core Wireless, a patent holding firm with a large portfolio of more than 1,200 patents and applications, originally filed and later acquired from phone maker Nokia. Core Wireless was awarded $7.3 million in damages as part of the ruling, which Apple...

Samsung Owes Apple $120 Million in Longstanding Slide-to-Unlock Lawsuit

Friday October 7, 2016 8:17 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated Apple's $119.6 million award in a longstanding patent lawsuit with Samsung, after eight of twelve judges ruled it was wrong to throw out the verdict in February.The bulk of the award, $98.7 million, was for the detection patent that the earlier panel said wasn’t infringed. The February decision also said the other two patents were ...