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Apple fails to revoke patent judgment from VirnetX, may owe over $ 1.1 billion



(Reuters) – A federal judge rejected Apple Inc.'s bid to overturn or reduce a $ 502.8 million patent infringement judgment in favor of VirnetX Holding Corp. and granted interest and royalties that could increase Apple's total payout in two trials over 1.1

In a decision issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder in Tyler, Texas, rejected Apple's request for a new trial and several others. claims.

These included that VirnetX's price should not exceed $ 113.7 million, and that jurors should have been told that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had considered VirnetX's claims "unpatentable." iPads can connect.

Judge Schroeder also awarded 84 cents per unit for future violations, reflecting the rate set by the jury. Apple had said that future royalties would be zero, otherwise no more than 1

9 cents per unit.

Apple and VirnetX did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In afternoon trading, the VirnetX stock rose 54 cents, or 10.8%, to $ 5.63.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California and VirnetX, based in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, have been battling patent disputes for more than a decade.

In March last year, Apple VirnetX paid $ 454 million after the US Supreme Court refused to try the iPhone maker's appeal in a previous patent case.

In a lawsuit on December 18, Apple said the latest award could increase its payout in both cases to $ 1.116 billion.

The case is VirnetX Inc. v Apple Inc.

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