Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.

Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Texas Federal District Judge Leonard Davis denied Apple, Inc.'s motion for post-trial relief from a substantial verdict that had been awarded to plaintiff VirnetX in November of 2012 (VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al., No. 6:12-cv-00855-LED; 6:10-cv-00417-LED, E.D. Texas).

The suit, which was filed in the Eastern District of Texas in August of 2010, involved a number of infringement claims relating to VirnetX's patents for virtual private network (VPN) technology. VirnetX claimed that several companies, including Cisco Systems, Inc. and Apple Inc., infringed on the claims. Judge Davis had granted the motion for separate trials against the Apple and Cisco defendants, with the claims against Apple going to trial in October of 2012 and the claims against Cisco going to trial in March of 2013.