VirnetX Holding Corp's lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., for two counts of patent infringement, came to a close yesterday with the court's ruling in favor of VirnetX for a $105.8 million win. According to VirnetX lawyers the total amount covered both infringements, with $71.75 million going to one patent, and $34 million going toward the other.
The suit, VirnetX Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., was filed in 2007, and VirnetX was seeking $242 million for patent infringement. Also VirnetX asked the judge to block Microsoft from using this invention in the future. The patent was to start private viral networks with a domain-name service. The networks ensured that employees working from home could log onto their company's Web site securely and customers shopping online could enter their information on secure lines.