Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit... Over Playlists
from the yeah,-that's-innovation dept
Those new offices had no employees and just so happened to be "based" in the same offices as their patent attorneys (shocking coincidence, I'm sure). But, because of that, the case was allowed to stay in East Texas.
And... of course, there's a reason why they wanted it in East Texas. Because Personal Audio has been awarded $8 million from Apple for those patents. It's not a huge ruling, of course (which might also suggest a reason for Apple to just pay up, rather than appeal), but it's yet another example of the problems of the patent system today.