After $8 million jury verdict against Apple, troll wants more and sues over iPhone 4 and iPad 2

“The week before last I blogged about a $8 million jury verdict in favor of a non-practicing entity named Personal Audio LLC against Apple for the infringement of some downloadable playlist patents,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “That lawsuit had been filed in June 2009, and the Apple products accused in the original complaint were ‘iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod Touch, and iPhone'”

“At trial, the products considered by the jury were ‘the iPod Classic Generations 1 through 6, iPod Mini Generations 1 and 2, and iPod Nano Generations 1 through 5,'” Mueller reports. “Today Personal Audio LLC has just filed a new infringement suit (again in East Texas) accusing ‘the iPod Nano Generation 6, iPod Shuffle Generation 4, iPod Touch Generation 4, iPhone 4, and iPad 2.'”

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Mueller writes, “Obviously the purpose of the second lawsuit is to expand upon the success of the first trial and squeeze even more money out of Apple.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hear ye, hear ye, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Rocket Docket and Patent Troll ATM is now in session.

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  1. Apple is my favorite, but I can understand the allure of suing where juries will give you as much as you want for your phoney claims against Apple. But it is wrong and that should be addressed.

      1. … them the $87 Million – for the entire stash of “patents” in their larder. With a non-compete clause for each of the company officers to sign.

    1. Give us some examples of all the suits apple started.
      Guarantee you the majority of then are counter suits from Apple.
      Apple is sued way more than they sue any one who try to profit
      by stealing their IP.

    2. Dude, everyone knows patent trolls are DEFINED by the facts that they have no actual business other than suing others, AND that they file in the Eastern District of Texas. When those two factors describe Apple, then feel free to call Apple a patent troll.

    3. Now,now. We’ll have none of that stuff called logic around here. It’s a fanboy site so you’re talking to kids. Besides, what’s a few million to Apple? They made me a lot of money yesterday and this morning (AAPL calls held through earnings)! I don’t mind if we give a few pennies to some Texans. Right fanboys?

  2. Well, what goes around comes around. If are very profitable and rich you as a rule in US can expect to be sued a lot … because lawyers would like a piece of the pie too.

    It’s not an Apple only problem, it’s an US problem. We may not like it but that’s the sad reality.

    On the other hand if someone has a protected IP they should get compensated. So I don’t see anything wrong if Apple has to pay. Texas court or not.

    Apple is beefing up it’s legal team for a reason.

  3. This Lawsuit is utter BS in my opinion. Just a bunch of GREEDY ASSES. Just because Apple has a lot of cash on hand, its time for companies to sue them. Oh and lets not forget it is in the Eastern District part of Texas. I bet the judge is bought and paid for.

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