A War Over Speakers

Originally posted 2018-11-19 11:18:13

By Tasha Schmidt | amdlawgroup.com

THX Ltd., a company founded by the producer of “Star Wars,” George Lucas is suing Apple for patent infringement. The company claims that Apple stole their speaker system. This speaker system is currently being used in iPhones, iPads, and iMac Apple products.

According to a complaint that was filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California, THX holds a patent concerning the speaker unit as of 2008. This speaker unit can boost sound output as it is attached to computers or flat-screen televisions. THX bases their standards and ideas off the principle that they want moviegoers to be able to have the same sound quality that “Star Wars” has when watching it in movie theaters. This is the standard that they hold all over all of their products to. 

THX claims they have suffered much money loss and harm due to the patent infringement. The lawsuit is calling for royalties to be paid to the company, as well as Apple to stop the infringement of their products.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out as this technology seems to play such a large role in Apple products.