It's being reported today in Japan that the Tokyo District Court has ordered Apple to pay US$3.35 million in damages to Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito for patent infringement involving iPod music player. Update 7:30 PM PST
Japan's Kyodo News reports that the patent that Saito's company applied for in 1998 covers a technology for the click wheel controller that Apple has used for its iPod player in Japan since 2004. The damage amount was based on the volume of past sales and is far less than the $101.56 billion claimed by Saito.
Saito filed an application with Tokyo Customs for an injunction against iPod imports for the patent infringement in 2007, said the report.