Sound system company and headset maker, Bose, filed a suit on Friday at the District Court in Delaware against Apple’s Beats Electronics for an alleged patent infringement involving noise-cancelling properties used in Beats headphones.
“The filing is comprehensive and explains our position, and as a matter of practice, we don’t comment on ongoing litigation. We can share that for over 30 years, Bose has made significant investments in the research, development, engineering and design of the proprietary technologies found in our headphones,” said Bose in a statement.
Bose also stressed that they are committed to protecting their investment in noise-cancelling hardware.
Bose also filed a complaint at the International Trade Commission in an effort to halt Beat’s importation of headphones from China into the U.S.
Apple bought Beats Electronics in May for a whopping $3 billion and because the acquisition has not been fully completed, the patent may affect the deal.
If the deal is completed, it will be Apple who faces Bose in court. Although Apple has much experience fighting battles in the courtroom with other big tech companies (ie. Their long battle with Samsung), this may be their biggest fight yet.
SOURCE: Osvaldo Nunez
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