Tuesday August 02, 2016

BooYaaaa! Patent Troll Bites the Dust...Kinda

While Apple is not my fave company on the block, I am very happy to see a $625M patent troll suit judgment wiped out. VirnetX claimed that Apple was weaseling in on its VPN and "FaceTime" patents. Now the sad thing is that the order was "vacated" and there will be another trial. At the time of writing this, VirnetX produces no products, it just "licenses" IP.

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"We are disappointed by the Court's decision to vacate its prior ruling on consolidation and ordering the parties to retry the cases as two separate matters," said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President. "We are reviewing all our options and will follow the Court's direction as we start preparing for these retrials. We are confident that we have the resources required for these retrials. We trust that the jury will again make the right decision in the retrials."