A company is suing Apple in the “fast track” Tyler district court, alleging that the Cupertino Kid is ripping off a patent it owns.
VirnetX claims the patent in question, 8,051,181 – and with the snappy title Method for Establish Secure Communication Link between Computers of Virtual Private Network – is being breached in a number of Apple products.
Apple also indirectly infringes the patent by selling products to resellers and end users, the writ alleges.
VirnetX would like to have a jury trial as soon as possible and wants the jury to award it the world+dog, or at least stacks of money. The patent was only issued on the 1st of November last, so VirnetX hasn’t wasted any time.