Apple Won't Pay Future Fees For Playlist Patents: Judge

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday refused to grant Personal Audio LLC future royalties in addition to the $8 million already awarded at trial in its suit against Apple Inc. over patented playlist technology used in iPhones, iPads and iPods.

U.S. District Judge Ron Clark denied Personal Audio’s request for an award of ongoing royalties, saying the $8 million lump sum awarded to the company in the jury trial adequately compensated it for Apple’s past and future patent infringement.

“The jury verdict accounts for future infringement,...
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