Bose drags Beats to court over patent infringement as Apple sale nears completion

By Himanshu Arora ยท 9 replies
Jul 28, 2014
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  1. Bose is suing Beats over alleged infringement of its noise cancellation patents. Last Friday, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based company filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Delaware, alleging that Beats' Studio and Studio Wireless headphones use technology that infringes five of its patents.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Seems like bose is just butthurt they didnt license there "technology" to beats and are now looking like they are trying to troll their way to riches... seriously now is noise cancellation like that big that only bose has invented the ONLY noice cancellation "technology" around... whats that like a $100billion+ market?
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Not a problem, all Beats will do is ask Big Daddy Apple to bail them out then countersue. Doesn't Bose realise who they messing with?
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,669   +1,952

    Suing others only when it suits you most is today's business model on the troll market.
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  5. Both companies are overrated and make slightly above average consumer audio products. However companies like Grado and Sennheiser offer similar priced products with much better audiophile technology and just better overall quality. I cringe when a friend tells me how much money they spent on a Bose, Beats, or even Turtle Beach product, when for the same money they could have gotten so much more.
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  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Finally a lawsuit that I can believe. I've heard of Bose noise canceling through TV commercials years and years ago. I do think that they were the first in the industry to have this feature. They were in the headphones marketed to the wealthy jetset types. I assume that Beats has made something similar, but I'll let the courts determine how close they are in function.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,555

    Selling an product pandering to a specific ethic market, (which is mostly what "Beats" is all about), is even lower in my appraisal of "business model" / "ripoff". This "Beats" garbage is the Michael Jordan $100.00 pair of sneakers of the audio market. People buy "Beats", for the same reason they buy suits by Sean Combs". (Or is that "Puff Daddy)?

    Have these fools even been around to do much in the way of R&D? I mean really, this stuff hit the market in a pretty big rush, with a lot of hoopla. All I see the same old sh!t, wrapped up in cheap, gaudy, overpriced, "costume jewelry".

    This "equipment" is aimed at an ethnic market which Apple has failed to penetrate on its own. Apple can keep it's yuppies, and the "Beats" division gets to go for the rest.(n)
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  8. I have no issue with beats being sued, because Bose makes a real product and because beats are a terrible waste of money.
  9. Beats and Bose both make mediocre products from cheap materials, using flashy marketing to command high prices. I can't bring myself to take *either* side here.
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  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,555

    So does Apple, so does Bang & Olufsen, at least to the extent to equipment doesn't live up to the hype surrounding it.

    Bose has been around for decades, "Beats" has been around since "Dr. Dre's" last obnoxious, racist, profane rant. I hope Bose sues their pants off...........and wins, big time
    mosu likes this.

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