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The tech giant was the target of a patent troll, a company that makes money by suing other companies.
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.
The U.S. Patent Office certifies as valid two patents held by VirnetX that were at the center of a recent dispute with Microsoft.
Hot on the heels of one legal victory against Microsoft, VirnetX files a second lawsuit against the company, claiming patent violations in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.