VirnetX Sues Apple Again, Targets iPhone 5 and iPad mini
Nevada company files new lawsuit to milk infringement claims
After cashing in on $368.2 million / €286 million from Apple Inc., technology firm VirnetX seeks to gain even more from Apple’s patent-infringing iPhone 5, iPad mini, and other devices, according to a new filing announced by the Nevada company.VirnetX is including new-generation Apple products in its complaint against the Cupertino giant, as these devices were not included in the previous lawsuit that concluded with a favorable verdict for the Nevada-based company on November 6, 2012.
On the same day, the Internet security software and technology company filed a second complaint against Apple Inc., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.
“The complaint includes allegations of willful patent infringement regarding four patents owned by VirnetX, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,502,135, 7,418,504, 7,921,211 and 7,490,151,” says VirnetX.
“In its complaint, VirnetX seeks both damages and injunctive relief. The accused products include the iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, and the latest Macintosh computers,” according to the press release.
“Due to their release dates, these products were not included in the previous lawsuit that concluded with a Jury verdict on November 6, 2012,” says VirnetX.
For reference, the company’s full name is VirnetX Holding Corporation and it is listed as “an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security.”
The company’s solutions include secure domain name registry and technologies that are “designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing.”
VirnetX holds 20 patents in the United States and 26 inventions internationally. Over 100 patents are still pending approval, according to the Nevada firm.