Bose Is Suing Beats For Copyright Infringement


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Bose Corporation has filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics for copyright infringement, ZDNet reports.

Apple bought Beats for $2.6 billion in May. That deal is expected to close in September.

The suit was filed today in a U.S. District Court in Delaware and centers on five patents relating to audio signaling and frequency compensation.


Apple is no stranger to patent litigation. The company has fought a prolonged legal battle with rival Samsung that seems to be winding down.

News of the lawsuit was first reported by CNBC:

Business Insider has reached out to both Apple and Beats and will update this post if we hear from either.