Bose sues Beats over noise-cancelling headphone tech

Bose has filed a lawsuit against soon-to-be-Apple-owned headphone manufacturer, Beats Electronics. The lawsuit accuses Beats Electronics of infringing patents related to Bose noise cancellation technology, citing the Beats Studio and Studio Wireless as offending devices. Bose alleges that Beats has infringed on 50 years of research, development and engineering of noise cancellation techniques.

By Alex Choros

Bose has filed a lawsuit against soon-to-be-Apple-owned headphone manufacturer, Beats Electronics. The lawsuit accuses Beats Electronics of infringing patents related to Bose noise cancellation technology, citing the Beats Studio and Studio Wireless as offending devices. Bose alleges that Beats has infringed on 50 years of research, development and engineering of noise cancellation techniques.

Five U.S. patents are referred to in the Bose lawsuit, and the company are asking for an injunction that prevents Beats from manufacturing products that infringe on Bose's patents. In addition, Bose are requesting damages be awarded for use of the company's technology.

Bose are also seeking a sales ban on the offending Beats products, and has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission.

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