McKool Smith Secures $368 Million Verdict for VirnetX

            McKool Smith Secures $368 Million Verdict for VirnetX

PR Newswire

TYLER, Texas, Nov. 7, 2012

TYLER, Texas, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --McKool Smith has secured a $368
million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Scotts Valley, Calif.-based
VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE Amex: VHC) against Cupertino, Calif.-based
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

The verdict was handed down today after a five day jury trial before Judge
Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Texas-Tyler Division. Jurors awarded $368 million to VirnetX in finding that
Apple infringed four of the company's patents, U.S. Patent No. 6,502,135;
7,418,504; 7,921,211; and 7,490,151 which cover virtual private network (VPN)

The McKool Smith trial team representing VirnetX included firm principals
Douglas A. Cawley, Sam Baxter, Brad Caldwell, Rosemary Snider, and Trent
Campione, senior counsel Ramzi Khazen, and associates Jason Cassady, Austin
Curry; Seth Hasenour, Daniel Pearson, Stacie Greskowiak, Mitchell Sibley and
Ryan Hargrave. VirnetX also was represented by co-counsel from Parker, Bunt &

"This verdict affirms our position that Apple has infringed VirnetX's VPN
patents," said Douglas A. Cawley, who served as lead counsel for VirnetX. "We
are very pleased with the jury's decision."

In March 2010, McKool Smith secured a $105.75 million patent infringement
verdict for VirnetX against Microsoft. In that case, the jurors found that
Microsoft willfully infringed two VirnetX patents, U.S. Patent No. 6,502,135
and No. 7,188,180. The verdict was named one of the "Top 100 Verdicts" of 2010
by the National Law Journal and VerdictSearch.

With more than 175 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston,
Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool
Smith has established a reputation as one of America's leading trial firms.
The firm has won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100
Verdicts" over the last five years than any other law firm. McKool Smith
represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including
complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white
collar defense.

For additional information, please contact Diane Iselin at 212-402-9486 or

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