“Apple Inc. was accused by THX Ltd., a company founded by ‘Star Wars’ producer George Lucas, of stealing speaker technology used in iPhones, iPads and iMac products,” Karen Gullo and Joel Rosenblatt report for Bloomberg News.
“THX holds a 2008 patent for a speaker unit that can boost sound output and attach to computers or flat-screen televisions, according to a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California,” Gullo and Rosenblatt report. “‘Apple products that incorporate the speaker units infringe the THX patent, causing the company ‘monetary damage and irreparable harm,’ according to the lawsuit.”
Gullo and Rosenblatt report, “The complaint seeks a court order to stop the alleged infringement and a reasonable royalty, or damages to compensate THX for lost profit.”
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