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Shares of VirnetX (VHC) - Get VirnetX Holding Corp Report jumped in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company won a legal round in a long running case with Apple  (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report over a $439 million patent infringement judgment.

VirnetX shares rose $1.07 or 21%, to $6.28 in after-hours action.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied two motions by Apple Tuesday. One had asked the court to vacate an earlier ruling denying a rehearing of the case. The second motion had asked the court to wait to impose the judgment while it considered the first motion, as well as other related legal proceedings.

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In 2016 VirnetX won a $439.8 million judgment against Apple in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for infringing on patents related to technology for VPN on-demand services and Facetime.

Representatives of Apple didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Apple shares rose 0.18% after hours, to $225.00. 

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