not true, they've reported 10M licensing contract over 5 years...but that's beside the point. The next big litigation is against Microsoft's Skype, and the validation of the VPN patents against apple will only strengthen that action. I think the selling is way overdone. Even on the face time claims, the court only sent it back on 1 argument, confirming the other. Damages will have to be retried without the expert testimony the court objected to. At this point it is unclear what reduction if any will occur, however what is clear is that most of the claims against Apple survived the appeal process. Aapl will have to pay
And so far the only money VirnetX has received is the $200M from the MSFT settlement. All the other licensees in your list so far haven't paid a cracker and probably won't until the AAPL case is settled which, could be years away.
I think you'll find that "direct" communication is just one of the many claims used in the construction language for "secure communication link". Apple won the first argument to have the claim term properly construed to require anonymity and lost the second augment on "direct" communication. But this still means VirnetX need to prove in a new jury trial that FaceTime provides anonymity (which it doesn't) during the communication between devices for infringement of the 504 & 211 patents, even if it is by 'direct' communication through NAT routers, which the CAFC upheld. That's how understand it.
1.microsoft and virnetx settle patent infringement cases
2.virnetx and aastra sign a patent license agreement
3.virnetx and mitel networks corporation sign a patent license agreement
4.virnetx and nec corporation and nec corporation of america sign a patent license agreement
5.virnetx and siemens enterprise communications sign a patent license agreement
6.virnetx and avaya sign a joint patent license agreement
The CAFC confirmed that VHC’s 135, 151, 211 and 504 patents are not invalid. This adds significant strength to these patents. It puts others on notice that the patents are good. Secondly, the CAFC ruled that Apple was infringing the patents in regards to VPN. This is huge, it has been proven by the district court and Affirmed by the Appeal Court that APPLE IS INFRINGING ON VHC’S PATENTS.
thanks for info, surprised by the all the misleading bs being posted. court seem very clear confirming the majority of the infringement claims.
When were they ever a serious financial website the guy that wrote is a short of course he's going to slam this stock to make money. I can't believe all this AH trades is because of this stupid SA article. For a second i was worried some real news came out. Sleep good longs this is nothing to worry about. Seeking Alpha what joke they are like Motley fool.