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Court upholds Apple’s win over THX in patent infringement battle

The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a victory for Apple in a suit brought by a theater sound company, leaving in place a lower court decision that the smartphone giant didn’t infringe patents for speaker technology.

In 2013, Apple was accused by THX, a company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, of stealing speaker technology used in iPhones, iPads, and iMacs. THX holds a 2008 patent for a speaker unit that can boost sound output and attach to computers or flat-screen television.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.