Friday, August 8, 2014

WSJ Article - Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Patents

The WSJ article reports that Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Patents:

"Bose is suing Beats Electronics, the headphone and speaker maker that Apple agreed to acquire for $3 billion earlier this year, for infringing on patents related to its noise-cancelling technology."

"Bose filed the lawsuit on Friday in U.S. District Court in Delaware, saying that Beats – known for its colorful and flashy headphones – had infringed on five of its patents pertaining to its noise-cancelling headphones. Bose also filed a complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to halt the sale and import of certain Beats products."

I have not studied the merits of this suit, but it seems the delay in filing the suits won't help. Bose must have known of the infringement before the acquisition by Apple and if so, lost an opportunity to get a favorable settlement and now faces a very experienced patent defense team.

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