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This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2007.

PhatRat Technology LLC v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff PhatRat Technology LLC filed this action on October 24, 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado alleging infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,499,000 entitled “System and Method for Determining Loft Time, Speed, Height and Distance,” U.S. Patent number 6,885,971 entitled “Methods and Systems for Assessing Athletics Performance,” U.S. Patent number 6,963,818 entitled “Mobile Speedometer Systems and Associated Methods,” and U.S. Patent number 7,092,846 entitled “Systems and Methods for Determining Performance Data,” as well as allowed U.S. Patent Application number 11/358,508 entitled “Shoes Employing Monitoring Devices, and Associated Methods.” Plaintiff asserts that the Nike+iPod products infringe these patents and the allowed patent application. The Company filed an answer on January 22, 2007 denying all material allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses. The Company also asserted counterclaims for a declaratory judgment of noninfringement and invalidity. The parties have reached a settlement and the matter is concluded.  Settlement of this matter did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 10, 2007.

PhatRat Technology LLC v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff PhatRat Technology LLC filed this action on October 24, 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado alleging infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,499,000 entitled “System and Method for Determining Loft Time, Speed, Height and Distance,” U.S. Patent number 6,885,971 entitled “Methods and Systems for Assessing Athletics Performance,” U.S. Patent number 6,963,818 entitled “Mobile Speedometer Systems and Associated Methods,” and U.S. Patent number 7,092,846 entitled “Systems and Methods for Determining Performance Data,” as well as allowed U.S. Patent Application number 11/358,508 entitled “Shoes Employing Monitoring Devices, and Associated Methods.” Plaintiff asserts that the Nike+iPod products infringe these patents and the allowed patent application. The Company filed an answer on January 22, 2007 denying all material allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses. The Company also asserted counterclaims for a declaratory judgment of noninfringement and invalidity.

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Feb 2, 2007.

PhatRat Technology LLC v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff PhatRat Technology LLC filed this action on October 24, 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado alleging infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,499,000 entitled “System and Method for Determining Loft Time, Speed, Height and Distance,” U.S. Patent number 6,885,971 entitled “Methods and Systems for Assessing Athletics Performance,” U.S. Patent number 6,963,818 entitled “Mobile Speedometer Systems and Associated Methods,” and U.S. Patent number 7,092,846 entitled “Systems and Methods for Determining Performance Data,” as well as allowed U.S. Patent Application number 11/358,508 entitled “Shoes Employing Monitoring Devices, and Associated Methods.”  Plaintiff asserts that the Nike+iPod products infringe these patents and the allowed patent application.  The Company filed an answer on January 22, 2007 denying all material allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses.  The Company also asserted counterclaims for declaratory judgment of noninfringement and invalidity.

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Dec 29, 2006.

PhatRat Technology LLC v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff PhatRat Technology LLC filed this action on October 24, 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado alleging infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,499,000 entitled “System and Method for Determining Loft Time, Speed, Height and Distance,”  U.S. Patent number 6,885,971 entitled “Methods and Systems for Assessing Athletics Performance,” U.S. Patent number 6,963,818 entitled “Mobile Speedometer Systems and Associated Methods,” and U.S. Patent number 7,092,846 entitled “Systems and Methods for Determining Performance Data,” as well as allowed U.S. Patent Application number 11/358,508 entitled “Shoes Employing Monitoring Devices, and Associated Methods.”  Plaintiff asserts that the Nike+iPod products infringe these patents.  The Company’s response to the complaint is not yet due.

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These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 29, 2006.

PhatRat Technology LLC v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff PhatRat Technology LLC filed this action on October 24, 2006 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado alleging infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,499,000 entitled “System and Method for Determining Loft Time, Speed, Height and Distance,” U.S. Patent number 6,885,971 entitled “Methods and Systems for Assessing Athletics Performance,” U.S. Patent number 6,963,818 entitled “Mobile Speedometer Systems and Associated Methods,” and U.S. Patent number 7,092,846 entitled “Systems and Methods for Determining Performance Data,” as well as allowed U.S. Patent Application number 11/358,508 entitled “Shoes Employing Monitoring Devices, and Associated Methods.” Plaintiff asserts that the Nike+iPod products infringe these patents. The Company’s response to the complaint is not yet due.

PhatRat Technology
LLC v. Apple Computer, Inc.



Plaintiff PhatRat
Technology LLC filed this action on October 24, 2006 in the United States
District Court for the District of Colorado alleging infringement of U.S.
Patent number 6,499,000 entitled “System and Method for Determining Loft Time,
Speed, Height and Distance,” U.S. Patent number 6,885,971 entitled “Methods and
Systems for Assessing Athletics Performance,” U.S. Patent number 6,963,818
entitled “Mobile Speedometer Systems and Associated Methods,” and U.S. Patent
number 7,092,846 entitled “Systems and Methods for Determining Performance
Data,” as well as allowed U.S. Patent Application number 11/358,508 entitled “Shoes
Employing Monitoring Devices, and Associated Methods.” Plaintiff asserts that
the Nike+iPod products infringe these patents. The Company’s response to the
complaint is not yet due.



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