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Old Mar 16, 2013, 05:35 AM   #1
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THX vs Apple

This could be interesting

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/16/t...atent-lawsuit/

Audio titan THX has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that Cook and Co. infringed a patent it has for technology regarding narrow profile speakers with enhanced sound output that can be built into electronics. According to the court filing, versions of the iPhone, iPad and iMac are culprits that rely on the tech in question. Apple Insider notes that the new, slender iMacs seem to use a design similar to one described by THX, which includes channeling audio down a slim duct. Though THX is out to stop the infringement or collect damages from Cupertino, both companies could settle their differences before the affair escalates into a full-on courtroom brawl.

I always thought that THX just certified speakers for THX, not manufacture them.
Also, is Lucas still a board member of THX?

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apologies, title should read : THX vs Apple

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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I'm interested to know how this case progresses. It'd be embarrassing for Apple if they lose after they spent the last few years suing everyone else for infringing their patents.
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I'm interested to know how this case progresses. It'd be embarrassing for Apple if they lose after they spent the last few years suing everyone else for infringing their patents.
maybe this is what THX is suing about

http://www.thx.com/consumer/thx-tech...-slot-speaker/

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this is car audio
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Apple is weak right now and everyone is attacking.
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Apple is weak right now and everyone is attacking.
iThink Apple does not do the homework. That's their main problem today.
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