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TYLER, Texas – A jury in the Eastern District of Texas handed down a $502.6 million dollar verdict against Apple, Inc. after an eight-day trial that concluded on April 11 in a patent infringement action brought by VirnetX, Inc. and Leidos, Inc. The first phase of the trial focused on whether Apple’s redesigned FaceTime and VPN on Demand features infringed United States Patent Nos. 6,502,135; 7,490,151; 7,418,504 and 7,921,211 and the reasonable royalty owed by Apple for that infringement. In the second phase of the trial, the jury determined that Apple willfully infringed these patents – potentially subjecting Apple to imposition of enhanced damages of up to three times the amount of jury’s verdict in accordance with 35 U.S.C. § 284. ANDY TINDEL of the MT2 Law Group along with the Urrabazo Law Firm represented Leidos, Inc. in this action. VirnetX was represented by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, P.C., Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC and Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.