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Apple sued for infringing playlist patent

Apple to pay Personal Audio $8 million

A federal jury has told Apple to pay Personal Audio $8 million for infringing patents involving downloadable playlists.

Personal Audio, a patent licensing company from Beaumont, Texas, filed a case in 2009 originally demanding $84 million in damages from Apple. Bloomberg reports that the patents Personal Audio claim Apple has violated include downloaded playlists that allow users to skip backwards and forwards.

According to Personal Audio's lawyer Ron Schutz of Robins Kaplan in Minneapolis, a Texas federal jury on Friday found that Apple had infringed the patents and told Apple to cough up $8 million.

Florian Mueller from FOSS Patents has said that Apple "only has limited incentive to appeal the decision." only has limited incentive to appeal the decision."

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