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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.
The U.S. Patent Office certifies as valid two patents held by VirnetX that were at the center of a recent dispute with Microsoft.
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.
Settlement ends lawsuits filed by VirnetX, which had accused Microsoft of violating patents tied to VPN technology.
Texas jury finds that Microsoft willfully infringed on patents related to virtual private network technology, awarding plaintiff VirnetX $105 million.