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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 13:14

VirnetX has added iPhone 5, iPad Mini and other recently released iDevices to lawsuit.

Not content with winning over $368 million in a court victory against Apple over a FaceTime patent lawsuit, VirnetX has added two key products belonging to the former into an additional lawsuit.

As was the case in its previous complaint, VirnetX is accusing Apple of infringing four of its networking patents via the utilization of FaceTime through the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.

Patents Nos. 6,502,135, 7,418,504, 7,921,211 and 7,490,151, relate to advancements for secure communication over the web: technology for creating a virtual private network between two computers a system, a protocol pertaining to secure communications using secure domain names, as well as establishing a secure communications link related to a domain name service request.

The products which are accused of infringing the aforementioned patents are the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, fourth-generation iPad, fifth-generation iPod Touch, in addition to the latest Mac system lineup. Due to their recent release dates, these latest iDevices weren't added in the previous suit filed by VirnetX.

VirnetX has a history of suing technology firms including Microsoft, of which it won a settlement of $200 million. It's currently suing Cisco, Avaya, and other companies for the alleged infringement of its patents.
















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Posted 10 November 2012 - 14:07

This is never going to end. The only way its going to end is when Apple runs out of money paying all those law suits. Stupid.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 14:24

Presumably this is one of those patent troll companies that don't actually make any products and instead make money suing people?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 14:28

If you live by the sword, sometimes you die by it. I despise patent trolling as a rule, but Apple do so much of it that it's hard to feel any real sympathy for them.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 14:35

If you live by the sword, sometimes you die by it. I despise patent trolling as a rule, but Apple do so much of it that it's hard to feel any real sympathy for them.


They are greedy just like AT&T. No wonder they like each other so much.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 19:14

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#7 exotoxic

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 22:07

Presumably this is one of those patent troll companies that don't actually make any products and instead make money suing people?


I am pretty sure the idea is to make money from licensing, if a company like apple doesn't bother to license the technologies/patents these companies own then what can they do other than sue them??

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 22:13

Couldn't happen to a nicer company. :p

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:41

I agree. What goes around comes around.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:48

They are greedy just like AT&T. No wonder they like each other so much.


yea just like verizon and countless other companies just apple takes it to a new level and it see to be biting them in the bum now