IPod touch “click type wheel” was sentenced to a patent infringement, the company will pay $3 million for compensation

according to kyodo news, Tokyo district court yesterday announced a classic design, click on the type of apple iPod touch turntable (below), the violation of a Japanese inventor patent rights. This means that the company need to pay 330 million yen ($3 million) in compensation.

it is understood that the woman named Norihiko Saito Japan’s inventor, as early as 1998, applied for click type touch turntable related patents.

click type touch turntable sense of modern design, and also very convenient to operate. Currently on the market sell iPod Classic has adopted this design.

Norihiko Saito think specific compensation should is computational standard with iPod sales over the years, he had proposed the compensation payable is said to be as high as $101 million.