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ClearOne Beats Rival Microphone Maker’s Design Patent Claims

Nov. 4, 2021, 5:07 PM

ClearOne Inc. beat a rival’s infringement suit over a design patent related to video-conferencing equipment, following a trial in Delaware federal court.

The jury decided ClearOne didn’t infringe Shure Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. D865,723, covering a ceiling array microphone. Shure’s patent is also invalid, jurors in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found, according to the Wednesday verdict.

The suit is part of a broader dispute between the rival companies. ClearOne has sued Shure in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

In July, the ...

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