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Apple and Bose settled the patent dispute over noise reduction technology in headphones Beats
Apple with the purchase of Beats Electronics for $ 3 billion and has inherited a lawsuit filed by producer Bose audio . The reason for going to court was a suspicion of violating a patent on the technology of noise reduction.
The petition requested the Commission to the United States Bose International Trade (ITC) to ban the import of products, which illegally used this technology. The ban, in particular, had to touch on a few headphones Beats.
The plaintiff sought to ban sales of some models of competitors, including Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless, as well as to impose a fine for illegal use of copyright developments. The company claimed that the Beats violated four patents, the key of which describes noise reduction technology. In addition to complaints ITC, Bose sued the Beats in the state of Delaware.
And now the two sides have come to court settlements. In a joint statement, filed in Delaware court, Bose and Beats asked to terminate the investigation. Under what conditions a deal was made between them and whether Apple had to pay compensation is not specified.
Beats headphones produces under its own brand in 2008. Bose is one of the veterans of the market of audio technology, it develops more than 50 years.
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