Patent Suits Target Apple's iPods

Law360, New York (November 4, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Apple Inc.’s iPod personal music players, including the popular new “nano” and “mini” versions, infringe the patented technology of a small Illinois patent holding company, according to a federal lawsuit.

The suit, filed by Premier International Associates LLP in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, also targets Apple’s iMac desktop computers, several laptop models and its iTunes software.

Premier seeks to permanently enjoin California-based Apple from manufacturing the iPods and seeks to treble damages due to willfulness.

The suit focuses on the...
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