On September 30, a federal jury ordered Apple to pay $302.4 million for its infringement of VirnetX's patents relating to virtual private networks and secure communications links.
This retrial occurred after Judge Schroeder vacated VirnetX's $625.6 million win over Apple in a previous trial, because jurors may have been confused. The patents are complex, and even if not it appears patent litigation with big money at stake is likely to stretch for years. As noted, Apple's continued fight may have saved over $300 million less its attorney's fees.
For further details see Reuters Apple loses patent retrial to VirnetX, owes $302.4 million
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