Audio pioneers of Star Wars sue Apple over speaker tech

Arstechnica.com reports that THX Ltd., the audio technology company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, has filed a lawsuit saying that Apple’s iPhones, iMacs, and iPads all infringe a patent it owns that covers “narrow-profile speakers.”

The three-page lawsuit [PDF], filed in San Jose federal court, is slim on details. It simply says that most Apple products “incorporate narrow-profile speaker units that output sound through a duct or aperture having a narrow dimension.” The patent at issue was granted in 2008.

Read more at http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/03/audio-pioneers-of-star-wars-sue-apple-over-speaker-tech/

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