“Bose and Apple’s Beats have agreed to settle a patent lawsuit related to noise-canceling headphones that was filed by Bose in July,” Shara Tibken reports for CNET. “In a court filing in the US District Court for the District of Delaware, attorneys for the companies said “they have settled their respective claims” and want to dismiss the case. Both parties will be responsible for their own costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees, they said.”
“The companies didn’t disclose any information about the settlement,” Tibken reports. “Meanwhile, Apple blog MacRumors on Friday reported that Apple planned to remove Bose products from its stores. Apple declined to comment about the report. Bose didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment about the issue.”
“The two companies’ feud has spilled over to professional sports,” Tibken reports. “The NFL, which has a deal with Bose, recently banned football players from wearing Beats headphones. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed that he was fined $10,000 for wearing his pink Beats to last Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’re sure it’s mere coincidence that Bose settles the same day there’s a report that Apple Retail Stores will be removing Bose products.
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