Some would have their cake and eat it! This is just the case with VirnetX, which already won a $368.2 million ruling against Apple when a Texas court found the Cupertino company to be infringing its patents and is now going after Apple again with a new patent lawsuit.
FaceTime is a popular feature of both iOS and Mac OS X, but as the Tyler, Texas federal jury ruled, it violates four VirnetX patents — U.S. Patent Nos. 6,502,135, 7,418,504, 7,921,211 and 7,490,151 — which cover advancements for secure communication over the Internet.
So, after the Internet security company obtained a favourable ruling against Apple, it is now going after recently released products such as the iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod Touch, and Mac computers, which weren’t included in the previous patent lawsuit, simply because of their release date.
As we previously reported, VirnetX has been busy lately filing patent infringement lawsuits, citing the aforementioned four patents successfully asserted against Microsoft, and now Apple. The company has recently filed lawsuits against Cisco, Avaya and other companies and has a pending patent infringement lawsuit against Apple at the US International Trade Commission.