“Apple Inc. was told to pay closely held Personal Audio LLC $8 million after a federal jury in Texas found that the maker of iPod music players infringed patents for downloadable playlists,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.
“Personal Audio, a patent licensing company with an office in Beaumont, Texas, sued Apple in 2009 for $84 million in damages, claiming infringement of two patents,” Decker reports. “The inventions cover an audio player that can receive navigable playlists and can skip forward or backward through the downloaded list. Apple contended that it wasn’t using the inventions, and that the patents were invalid.”
Decker reports, “The case is Personal Audio LLC v. Apple Inc., 09cv111, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Lufkin).”
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MacDailyNews Take: Oh, wherever will Apple ever find eight whole million dollars to satisfy the latest rocket docket beneficiary?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]