Just recently Apple was found guilty because of the fact they had infringed on three patents. A company in Texas had filed a case and the jury had deemed Apple guilty. Apple is now required to pay a sum of $200 million per patent. This patent relates to Apple's cover flow technology found on their iPod's when displaying album art work and also on OSX when documents are displayed. At the moment Apple is fighting against this case and the company involved is owned by a professor in Yale Univeristy: David Gelernter. No doubt this huge sum will result in stocks going down for Apple and also their revenue.

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 09:  The new iPod Nano is displayed during an Apple special event September 9, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a new version of the popular iTunes software new versions of the iPod Nano and Touch.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)