VirnetX Wins $439 Million Judgment Against Apple

February 21, 2019 - from Apple Insider

On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a $439 million judgment against Apple in a software patent infringement case brought by VirnetX Holding Corporation. The decision upholds a 2016 jury verdict that awarded VirnetX $302 million in damages, a sum that has since grown with interest and additional litigation-related costs, for Apple’s infringement of “secure communications, including its VPN-on-Demand technology and consumer FaceTime and iMessage software and services.”

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N.C. Attorney General Reintroduces Strict Data Privacy Legislation

February 19, 2019 - from Health IT Security

On January 15, 2019, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Representative Jason Saine reintroduced data privacy legislation that would require organizations to notify the state of a data breach within 30 days, rather than 60 days as required by HIPAA. The data privacy legislation was reintroduced in an attempt to curb data breaches throughout North Carolina, which reportedly increased by 3.4% from 2017 to 2018.

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Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Studios Settle Copyright Infringement Dispute with Dragon Media

February 14, 2019 - from Media Post

On January 17, 2018, plaintiffs Netflix Studios LLC, Amazon Content Services LLC and six major Hollywood studios reached an undisclosed settlement in a copyright infringement dispute against defendant Dragon Media Inc. The case was filed in January 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California over allegations that software sold by Dragon Media allows users to access infringing motion picture and television content.

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