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The security software company, which successfully sued Apple for $368 million in 2010, just got more legal ammo.
Apple says it's challenging a $368.2 million decision by a Texas court last November over security patents.
But the devil is in the details as Apple is told to fork out $330,000 per day until the case is settled, forcing the two battling companies to sit down and talk.
How do you follow a $368 million judgment in your favor? If you're VirnetX, you go back to the patent litigation well, and this time you target the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.
The tech giant gets hit with a hefty judgment for allegedly infringing on VirnetX's network patents, which incorporate products like FaceTime.
The International Trade Commission says it will look into whether iPhones, iPads, and Macs infringe on a security company's patent.
After a $368 million judgment against Apple in a lawsuit brought by VirnetX, the iPhone and iPad maker decided it will not change VPN behavior on already shipped iOS 6.1-powered devices.
Court rules that patent lawsuit against Apple can go to a jury. At issue: whether the iPhone's screen rotation and call rejection features violate patents originally held by Sony and Nokia.
week in review Statistician correctly predicts winner in all 50 states, while Apple patent lawsuit against Motorola gets tossed. Also: is an Xbox Surface gaming tablet in the works?
While the tech industry's elite are fighting it out with their whopper patent portfolios, a recent survey shows just how scary one lawsuit can be for a small company.