Apple vs. Samsung is now a stale news. The latest entry into the patent war is Bose and Beats.
Leading sound system and accessories maker, Bose, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit on Friday against Beats. The case has been filed at the Federal District Court in Delaware.
In the lawsuit, Bose has alleged that Beats is involved in patent infringement of its noise-cancelling technology that Beats used in its headphones.
In its complaint with the International Trade Commission, Bose has sought that Beats should be refrained from importing its headphones, which possess noise-cancelling technology from China into the US.
In a statement, Bose said, “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.”
The company also expressed its commitment towards its customers and investors, saying the case will not hurt their sentiments and it is ready to defend the patent it calls its own.
On May 28, the tech giant Apple had announced a USD 3 billion acquisition deal with Beats Electronics and Beats Music. Market watchers say the ongoing acquisition, which is still not completed, may get a setback amid the present legal tussle.
Interestingly, if final acquisition deal would have been stuck between both the parties earlier, Apple will shave to face another lawsuit of Bose after Samsung.