1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    Following a slew of reports in recent days (and hours) suggesting that Apple's Beats and Bose were about to go nuclear on one another, it seems a peace accord has been reached.

    The ugly patent dispute centered around noise canceling headphones has come to an unceremonious close as both sides managed to settle the case out of court.

    For now, it isn't clear if one side "blinked" or if cooler heads simply prevailed among both parties. And we may never know, as terms of the settlement are being kept under wraps.

    Bose, which makes high-end sound systems and headphones, filed the case last July in federal court in Delaware, alleging Beats had willfully infringed upon five of its patents in its Studio and Studio Wireless line of headphones.
    Although Bose has repeatedly argued that it has lost profits due to the alleged patent infringement by Beats, it doesn't appear that the losses were such that a settlement couldn't make the whole matter go away.

    "A document filed with the court on Friday said both sides would dismiss the case and bear their own costs and legal fees," Fortune reported within the hour.

    As a result of the settlement, both Beats and Bose are requesting the ITC to halt its investigation into the matter as well.

    Source: Fortune
    2014-10-10 10:38 PM
  2. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Glad they put they put their collective big boy pants on.

    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2014-10-11 04:43 AM