Apple Was Just Ordered To Pay A Patent Troll Company $440 Million For "Willful Infringement"
Apple has just been ordered to pay $439.7 million for infringing on four patented technologies supposedly used in the company’s FaceTime and other iOS apps. The case itself is now five years old, but Apple has no intention of backing down just yet. The firm holding the patents in question, VirnetX, first filed the suit in 2010, eventually being awarded $368 million two years later. The firm then sued a second time in 2012, for which the decision was just announced and Apple says it’s appealing against it. At the time, Apple lost the case and filed for a mistrial.