ITC to Investigate VirnetX's Patent Infringement Claims Against Apple

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 21:40

October 17, 2012 - The U.S. International Trade Commission announced that its members voted to investigate VirnetX, Inc.'s complaint that Apple is infringing its patent related to a secure connection between two computers over a network. VirnetX claims that Apple's iPhone 5, iPad and other products infringe the patent and thus violate Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

The ITC's Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the six administrative law judges, who will then make an initial determination about the merits of the case. The trial will most likely take place in mid- to late 2013.