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10.01.16
Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million
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Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million

It's the third time Apple has faced off against VirnetX over patents covering secure communications.

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08.02.16
Apple won't have to pay a patent troll $625 million after all
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Apple won't have to pay a patent troll $625 million after all

A judge ordered a retrial, saying references to an earlier case prejudiced the jury.

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03.31.16
Samsung could help Apple avoid large patent payout
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Samsung could help Apple avoid large patent payout

The Cupertino firm's one step closer to avoiding a costly fine thanks, in part, to its Korean rival.

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03.26.16
One of the most profitable patent trolls has been defanged
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One of the most profitable patent trolls has been defanged

The Patent Trademark and Appeals Board rules that Uniloc's 'software activation' patent is invalid.

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06.11.15
Texas judges make it harder to fight patent trolls
06.11.15

Texas judges make it harder to fight patent trolls

Federal courts might have made it harder for patent trolls to sue over vague ideas, but the Easter...

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04.11.15
Podcasts are safer after the EFF helps gut a patent troll
04.11.15

Podcasts are safer after the EFF helps gut a patent troll

Personal Audio has been threatening the podcast world for a while -- the longtime patent troll cla...

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02.25.15
Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million to an iTunes patent troll (update)
02.25.15

Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million to an iTunes patent troll (update)

Despite attempts to curb patent trolls, at least some of them are getting lucky -- and this week,...

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