Apple's New IPhone Greeted With Patent Suit

The suit seeks a judgment that Apple infringes the ’178 patent and is liable for damages. It also asks the court for a permanent injunction, prejudgment interest, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

October 18, 2011

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 7:36 PM ET) -- Personal Audio LLC lodged a suit Friday in Texas alleging Apple Inc.'s new iPhone infringes a patent for playlist technology, after a judge's ruling that an $8 million jury verdict against the technology giant did not apply to the patent.

Texas-based Personal Audio claims that Apple violates U.S. Patent Number 7,509,178, titled "Audio program distribution and playback system," with the release this month of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 operating system.

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