Speakers In Apple Products Infringe Patent: THX Sues

iPhoneRecently, tech titan Apple has been the subject to a lawsuit filed by THX accusing Apple of violating patents regarding THX’s “configurations and systems of narrow profile speaker”.

THX lawsuit details state that the mechanisms of speaker units used in several Apple products, such as- iPads, iPhones and iMacs violate several THX patents. More clearly, the documents filed by THX with the ‘United States District Court of the Northern District of California’ suggest that Apple broke copyright protected patents related to narrow profile speakers delivering clear sounds through a small duct or being able to aperture with narrow dimensions.

The patent THX is arguing about was granted to THX back in 2008, marked U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483. On the other hand, Apple is in possession of a very similar patent involved in the same sector. The patent is marked U.S. Patent No. 8,385,568 and Apple applied for it and earned it in 2010. The Apple patent deals with ‘low profile speaker managements in compact electronic devices”.

Both of the patents conflict on very complicated grounds and THX is expected to march strong.

The court granted Apple and THX time for early settlement till 14th May. Neither Apple nor THX has released any comment regarding the current events.

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