“Apple Inc., ordered by a jury to pay $8 million for violating patents with its music playlists on the iPod, won a U.S. court ruling that Personal Audio LLC can’t seek additional damages from use on the iPad, iPhone and Macs,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.
“The decision [on Friday] by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark in Lufkin, Texas, effectively shuts off efforts by Personal Audio to pursue a second patent-infringement lawsuit that it filed against Apple after the July 8 jury verdict,” Decker reports. “‘The court finds that the jury’s selection of lump sum as the appropriate form of reasonable royalty clearly represents a damages award giving Apple a fully paid up license that covers all past and future use of the patented technology,’ Clark said in a decision posted on the court’s website.”
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MacDailyNews Take: That’s it, troll. Back under your bridge now, you’re cut off.
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