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Headphone and speaker maker Bose has filed suit a law suit against Beats, accusing Dr Dere’s company of infringing five patents related to noise-cancelling headphones. The accused products include the Beats Studio and Studio Wireless headphones, and Bose has asked for financial damages and an injunction to ban the sale of infringing Beats products. Bose said in its complaint, lodged with the US District Court in Delaware and with the US International Trade Commission, that it has “suffered and will continue to suffer damages, in an amount yet to be determined, including due to loss of sales, profits, and potential sales that Bose would have made but for Beats’ infringing acts” adding that for almost 50 years, it has “made significant investment in the research, development, engineering, and design of proprietary technologies” used in its products. Its current line of noise-cancelling headphones, for instance, uses inventions protected by at least 22 US patents and 14 pending patent applications.

 

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