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  • Bose Wants to Give Apple's Beats a Beat Down in Court


    What are you hearing inside of your Beats headphones today? The sound of an attorney calling.

    Just weeks after Apple announced the acquisition of the iconic headphones hardware makers and streaming music service, a lawsuit has been filed by another legendary brand in the audio world -- Bose.

    Bose has just filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics. Why? Bose is citing patent infringements related to "noise-canceling technology." In particular, court documents reveal, Beats has allegedly infringed on five patented ideas.

    "The filing is comprehensive and explains our position, and as a matter of practice, we donít comment on ongoing litigation," a statement from Bose provided to members of the media reads. "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."

    Representatives for Bose say they are committed to protecting "our investment, protecting our customers, and defending the patents we own."

    As our friends at Mashable shrewdly pointed out today, it's curious timing for the new lawsuit, don't you think?. Coming just weeks after Apple and its vast financial reserves swooped in to acquire Beats, perhaps the folks at Bose will now try hit up the company for even more money.

    Source: Mashable
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Bose Wants to Give Apple's Beats a Beat Down in Court started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I'm not hearing anything inside my Beats headphones because I don't own a pair...because they suck. It is a bit odd that Bose would bring up the suit now, but if Beats really is infringing on their patents then they're making the right move. Apple should have made a deal with Bose instead of Beats, Bose is so much better!
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I'm not hearing anything inside my Beats headphones because I don't own a pair...because they suck. It is a bit odd that Bose would bring up the suit now, but if Beats really is infringing on their patents then they're making the right move. Apple should have made a deal with Bose instead of Beats, Bose is so much better!
      Bose = better sound through marketing... I hate Bose fractionally less than I hate Beats. Like the lesser of 2 evils. Hope they kill each in the courts lol
    1. camxposure's Avatar
      camxposure -
      because beats ployed a campaign to sell their headphones cheaper- I admit they sound decent- nothing like Bose, but even Bose is something to be acquired- it's called a six figure income for most.... and then most don't even know what good sound is when they listen to what some might call DISTORTION!!!