Apple looks to be facing more patent infringement lawsuits with their newest acquisition Beats Electronics Inc. Apple, which purchased Beats for $3 billion making Dr. Dre The first billionaire hip-hop mogul faces a tough time against headphone giant Bose. Bose, that claims to have 30 years of research and development as well as millions of dollars invested have over 36 patents on their noise cancellation technology.

In a lawsuit filed in Delaware, Bose is seeking an injunction and against Beats. Bose also files a complaint with the International Trade Commission because of Beats infringing on one or more of their patents.

“We are committed to protecting our investment, protecting our customers, and defending the patents we own,” said Bose representative Carolyn Cinotti in a statement.

Apple is no stranger to lawsuits so we will keep you posted on how this contest of litigation plays out.

Via Fortune

5 COMMENTS

    • Beats, was a threat before Apple bought them, so still doesn’t make sense. Everything I’ve been reading about the deal was more a streaming play than a headphone move. Bose is severely out of touch and has lost the younger generation.

      • yes, I agree totally. If you look at any Boss headphones, they look like they are from 20th century, no matter of how better they sound over competition, they just look old. Beats on the other hand hip culture and look young. And now with Apple’s acquisition, the look and feel of the headsets become more younger and it makes Boss just out of touch.

  1. Apple bought Beats for the streaming but also Beats is very profitable so it fits right in there with all of the other Apple products. I am very interested to see if Apple can get the record labels to lower their content prices for them to provide unlimited streaming music for $5 bucks a month. I’m paying slacker $10 now but $5 works a lot better for the amount of music I listen too.

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