Another day, another lawsuit. In response to an International Trade Commission (ITC) decision, VirnetX Holding Corporation wholly-owned subsidiary, VirnetX, Inc. will re-file its complaint with the regulatory body alleging that Apple has infringed its patents.
VirnetX upholds that Apple has engaged in unfair trade practices “by the importation, sale for importation, and sale after importation of certain devices with secure communication capabilities” that infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,051,181.
The “accused products” include the latest versions of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as the newest Macintosh computers.
A secure real-time communications and collaboration technology company, “VirnetX had filed an appeal with the ITC to review the initial recommendations made by the Administrative Law Judge assigned to investigate its original complaint, filed on November 11, 2011, with the ITC against Apple Inc., to dismiss the case, based on a procedural discrepancy,” the company said this week.
After being denied the appeal on August 20, 2012, VirnetX decided that it would request the ITC to kick off a new investigation.
The firm further wants the regulator to “schedule a hearing and ultimately issue an Exclusion Order to bar importation of the accused Apple products and a Cease and Desist Order to bar further sales and other domestic commercial activities of infringing Apple products that have already been imported.”
“The Company feels that this does not have any impact on the merits of its complaint with the ITC or the two cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas,” said VirnetX.
Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President, believes in the merits of his case against Apple Inc. He said, “We will continue to defend against any unauthorized use of our intellectual property by all means available to us under the US legal system, including in the ITC."