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Apple asked to pay $500mn in patent suit

IANS  |  San Francisco 

A has asked to pay $502.6 million in a suit to the intellectual property hoarder -- widely known as "troll".

According to a report in Engadget on Wednesday, the court in Eastern issued the order after filed a lawsuit against the accusing it of infringing its intellectual properties.

claims that features like FaceTime, iMessage and on Demand violate four of its patents.

"The evidence was clear. Tell the truth and you don't have to worry about anything," VirnetX chief was quoted as saying.

The original suit was filed in 2010 by VirnetX.

The previous appeal was in October 2017 when was ordered to pay $439.7 million.

According to The Verge, while VirnetX is based in Nevada, the suit was filed in east which is more troll-friendly.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 09:46 IST
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