Apple’s epic patent troll fight drags on as appeals court strikes down latest request | The Verge

acastro_180604_1777_apple_wwdc_0002.0 Apple’s epic patent troll fight drags on as appeals court strikes down latest request | The VergeIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

A US appeals court has rejected a request from Apple to reconsider a split decision ruling that found it infringed on patents owned by notorious patent troll VirnetX, Reuters reports. It’s the latest step in a convoluted multiyear legal battle between the two companies that dates back to 2010.

In April 2018, a federal court in Texas ordered Apple to pay $502.6 million to VirnetX for violating four patents relating to internet-based communications, which, in this case, mostly means the underlying technology behind Apple products like FaceTime and iMessage. Apple and VirnetX, a patent-assertion entity that makes money by suing other companies, are also engaged in a number of related patent infringement suits, although this one is the most…

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