Bose Agrees to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Beats

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The issue involved patents for noise-canceling headphones

Attorneys for Bose Corp. and Beats Electronics have agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Bose.

Bose alleged in federal court in Delaware in July that Beats was infringing on several Bose patents regarding noise-cancelling headphones. Bose filed a parallel complaint with the International Trade Commission seeking to halt U.S. imports of Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones.

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Attorneys for Beats had filed an unopposed motion asking that the Delaware lawsuit be put on hold pending a final determination by the ITC, which is investigating Bose’s claims.

Apple announced in May that it was buying Beats Electronics for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock, the most expensive acquisition in Apple’s 38-year history. In addition to making headphones, Beats offers music streaming services. 

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