VirtnetX just won $368.2 million in damages from Apple after a jury ruled that the iPhone maker infringed on four of VirnetX’s patents. The VPN company isn’t done yet, though. It announced Thursday that it has filed a brand new lawsuit against Apple alleging that it is willfully infringing on the same four patents.
The company included Apple’s iPhone 5, the iPod touch 5th generation, the iPad 4th generation, the iPad mini and the “latest Macintosh computers,” this time, in a clear effort to milk the Cupertino-based firm for more cash. “Due to their release dates, these products were not included in the previous lawsuit that concluded with a Jury verdict on November 6, 2012.”
VirnetX said it’s seeking, yet again, damages and injunctive relief.
VirnetX Files New Lawsuit Against Apple
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, today announced that on November 6, 2012, it filed a 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. 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. Due to their release dates, these products were not included in the previous lawsuit that concluded with a Jury verdict on November 6, 2012.