Texas firm tries to prevent Apple from using its Face Time services

  • A Texas based patent licensing firm is seeking to prevent apple from using its face time and iMessage services. VirnetX was recently awarded $625million in compensation after Apple was found to have willfully infringed four of its patents. The firm is now seeking to block Apple from using its technology to power its test and video chat apps. Apple is defending the case, stating that US patent and trademark office has invalidated VirnetX’s claim. However, this verdict is already being challenged in a separate case in Supreme Court.