Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

Updated 07 November 2012
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Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

WASHINGTON: Apple has been ordered to pay $368 million for patent infringement in its use of Facetime, an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices, the plaintiff said Wednesday.
Security software firm VirnetX said in a statement the jury in a federal court in Texas ordered the payment “for infringing four VirnetX patents” and that the court will hear post-trial motions in the upcoming weeks.
“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our suit with Apple,” said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX chief executive and president. “This victory further establishes the importance of our patent portfolio.”
VirnetX alleged in its suit that Apple should have paid a licensing fee to use the technologies allowing for secure connections using Facetime.
Apple did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.
VirnetX had sued Apple, Cisco Systems and others in 2010 for patent infringement. It alleged Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch infringed on the patents, which allow a type of virtual private network for secure mobile video calls.


AppWatch: A Saudi app that caters to all

Updated 22 June 2018
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AppWatch: A Saudi app that caters to all

We all get consumed by the Eid-shopping monster telling us to buy everything in sight. The trick is to not let it.

This Ramadan, my Eid shopping companion was Noon, a Saudi app catering to all your shopping needs. It has a wide selection of products, including clothes, makeup, electronics and perfumes. 

Since not every Saudi has a credit card, the online store makes shopping much easier by implementing a “pay in cash upon delivery” service.

Making use of mind-blowing offers, I made sure to restock on all my favorite perfumes before Eid.

A major upside to the app is how affordable everything is, and I was delighted to find some makeup brands that are not available at shopping centers in Jeddah, such as SIGMA and e.l.f.

What I love most about Noon is that there is always a daily deal or sale going on, so make sure you check these out.