Bose Sues Beats for Patent Infringement Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

July 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via TechCrunch). The lawsuit accuses Beats Studio and Studio Wireless branded headphones, which advertise “Adaptive Noise Cancellation,” of violating five separate Bose patents in the United States.

The lawsuit highlights Bose’s more than 50 years of research, engineering, and development on noise cancellation techniques. Bose asks for an injunction that prevents Beats from continuing to infringe on Bose patents and a damages award.

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Bose has also filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, seeking a sales ban on the Beats products that violate its patents.

The infringement lawsuit against Beats is set to become Apple’s problem as the company’s purchase of Beats is expected to close this quarter. Apple initially announced its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone manufacturer in May.



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