“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.”
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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.
Eastern Texas court orders Apple to pay $8 million in patent trial over iPod playlists – July 9, 2011