The latest case in the legal saga between Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. and Apple Inc. came to an end in early February, when a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled against the technology giant, in a $625.6 million patent infringement lawsuit.
However, this was not the first time that a federal jury found Apple liable for infringing on patented VirnetX technology. A federal jury also ruled in 2012 that Apple violated VirnetX patents and ordered a settlement of $368 million.
According to court documents, the jury in the February 2016 decision concluded that Apple wilfully violated VirnetX’s patents with their iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN On Demand services.
These types of cases are not uncommon in the global business arena. However, commercial disputes are not limited to patent infringement. There are a variety of situations where commercial disputes may occur.
Addressing Commercial Disputes
Though disagreements tend to be a part of any business practice, situations often arise where the dispute needs to be taken to the next level – such as arbitration or trial – in order to achieve resolution.
Because business can be a complex practice, there are a wide variety of scenarios where commercial dispute claims might occur. In addition to patent disputes, other commercial disputes include:
- Legal malpractice
- Stockbroker malpractice
- Real estate disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Breach of contract
- Employer/employee disputes
- Corporate director and officer liability
When these types of disputes arise, legal representation is a must. Oftentimes, these claims involve legally-binding agreements, like business or employee contracts, in addition to other accords that require careful examination and litigation.
Filing a Business Dispute Claim
If you or someone you know is embroiled in a complex business dispute, it is important that you contact a qualified business attorney as soon as possible.
In El Paso, the legal team at Gilstrap & Associates, P.C. represent clients across a broad range of commercial and business disputes. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys are highly skilled in solving complex business and commercial matters.
Regardless of your situation, our firm will work with you to build a sound and convincing case that yields the best possible result.
To schedule a free preliminary consultation to assess your case, call our office today at (915) 581-0020.