The patent retaining corporate VirnetX has filed a courtroom motion towards Apple, asking a pass judgement on to rule that the corporate stop offering its FaceTime and iMessage options.
Previous this yr, a jury made up our minds in want of VirnetX over Apple, agreeing with VirnetX's claims that Apple had violated its patents and used them in its FaceTime options. Apple has been ordered to pay $625 million to VirnetX if so. Apple has since introduced its attraction of the jury's choice, however this week, VirnetX has requested an Japanese District of Texas courtroom to record an injunction towards Apple to stop them from offering FaceTime whilst the attraction makes its approach in the course of the legal device.
In accordance to Law360 (subscription required):
VirnetX argued that despite the fact that an injunction blocking off Apple's fashionable video chatting and messaging options, along side a digital personal community on call for function, would possibly appear to be a harsh treatment, it is vital as a result of the irreparable hurt Apple's infringement brought about the corporate.
Apple has now not but replied to the most recent motion through VirnetX.