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On September 29, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder entered a $439.7 million judgment against Apple, Inc. in an action brought by VirnetX, Inc. and Leidos, Inc. (formerly SAIC). In September 2016, a Tyler, Texas federal jury returned a $302 million verdict against Apple, ruling that its VPN on Demand and FaceTime features had infringed patents related to VirnetX's patented internet security technology. Judge Schroeder's Final Judgment (unsealed on October 13) awarded VirnetX the full amount of the jury's verdict in addition to $41.3 million in enhanced damages and $96 million in costs, attorneys' fees and interest.  The trial of VirnetX and Leidos' other patent infringement action against Apple pending in the Eastern District of Texas may take place as early as March 2018.

Andy Tindel of the MT2 Law Group along with the Urrabazo Law Firm represented Leidos, Inc., co-plaintiff with VirnetX in the litigation against Apple. VirnetX is represented by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, P.C., Ward & Smith, PLLC and Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.