Apple Sued by VirnetX (Again)
Earlier this week, we heard that Connecticut-based VirnetX had won a $365 million lawsuit against Apple, and today the firm revealed it wasn't finished with Apple just yet. VirnetX claim Apple has breached a number of its patents covering secure communication over the Internet, technology incorporated into the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch, and the latest generation of Mac personal computers, along with a handful of other Apple products.
As noted in the previous article, VirnetX does have a long history of filing lawsuits against large corporations and coming out on top, although this time Apple is likely to be more careful after the last case. The firm's developers testified that they didn't actually pay any attention to other companies' patents when developing the software, virtually sealing the deal for VirnetX.