Apple In Talks To Resolve Speaker Technology Patent Lawsuit With THX
Apple is reportedly in talks with THX, a George Lucas company specialised in high-fidelity audio/visual reproduction standard for movie theaters, to resolve a patent infringement lawsuit regarding speaker technology used in iPhones, iPads and iMacs. Bloomberg is reporting that the two parties are currently attempting to resolve this matter outside the court.
Both Apple and THX lawyers have today filed a request with the federal court in San Francisco to postpone a scheduled June 14 hearing to July 26. The lawsuit originally filed by THX, is related to its patent for a speaker unit that can boost sound output and attach to computers and TVs. According to THX, Apple’s products that incorporate such speaker units infringe the patent, causing monetary damage.
“The parties are currently attempting to resolve this matter outside of this litigation,” according to the filing.
Apple products that incorporate the speaker units infringe the patent, causing “monetary damage and irreparable harm,” according to San Rafael, California-based THX. The company seeks a court order to stop the alleged infringement and a reasonable royalty, or damages to compensate for lost profit”.
Currently, the case is in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco.