Apple Paying $8 Million To Personal Audio LLC In iPod Playlist Suit
The suit, when filed, asked for $84 million in damages; Apple's obviously not paying up anywhere near that, but they aren't getting away scott-free. According to a Bloomberg report on the matters, the inventions cover "an audio player that can receive navigable playlists and can skip forward or backward through the downloaded list." Apple obviously stated that they weren't actually using those inventions, but the courts saw it differently. But considering that the iPod along generated $8.3 billion for Apple last year, we guess that a oaltry $8m fine isn't too damaging.