Texas Court Affirms $506.2 Million Jury Verdict Against Apple

September 11, 2018 - from MSN.com

On August 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas affirmed an April 2018 jury verdict awarding plaintiff VirnetX Holding Corporation $506.2 million in its software patent infringement lawsuit against defendant Apple, Inc. VirnetX had alleged that Apple’s FaceTime technology infringed four VirnetX patents. The court denied Apple’s request for a new trial.

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Software Patent Infringement Lawsuit Between ZitoVault and IBM Ends in Settlement

September 7, 2018 - from Business Wire

A software patent infringement lawsuit between security solutions provider ZitoVault LLC and IBM reached a settlement on August 22, 2018. The suit arose after ZitoVault alleged that IBM’s Softlayer application infringed on ZitoVault’s patent for computer network encryption and decryption software. As part of the settlement agreement, IBM licensed ZitoVault’s CryptoScale software patent for use with its IBM Cloud Based Services.

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UPDATE Stevens v. CoreLogic: Photographers Denied Rehearing of Copyright Infringement Case

September 5, 2018 - from Northern California Record

On August 6, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in favor of CoreLogic and denied two real estate photographers’ request for rehearing. The Ninth Circuit concurred with the District Court’s evaluation that the photographers had not submitted any evidence that CoreLogic knowingly violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by removing metadata from photographs used on CoreLogic’s Multiple Listing Services software.

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