VirnetX files legal motion for Apple to stop offering FaceTime and iMessage

The patent holding company has filed a court against Apple, asking a judge to rule that the company stop offering its FaceTime and iMessage features.


Earlier this year, a jury decided in favor of over Apple, agreeing with ’s claims that Apple had violated its patents and used them in its FaceTime features. Apple has been ordered to pay $625 million to in that case. Apple has since launched its appeal of the jury’s decision, but this week, has asked an Eastern District of Texas court to file an injunction against Apple to stop them from offering FaceTime while the appeal makes its way through the system.

According to Law360 (subscription required):

VirnetX argued that although an injunction blocking Apple’s popular video chatting and messaging features, along with a virtual private network on demand feature, may seem like a harsh remedy, it is necessary because of the irreparable harm Apple’s infringement caused the company.

Apple has not yet responded to the latest by VirnetX.

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