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Koss Sues Apple, Bose, Over Wireless Headphone Patents (2)

July 23, 2020, 2:40 PMUpdated: July 23, 2020, 6:12 PM

Apple Inc.‘s AirPods and products made by Bose Corp., Plantronics Inc., Skullcandy Inc., and JLab Audio allegedly infringe wireless headphone patents owned by headphone maker Koss Corp., according to a series of complaints filed in Texas federal court.

Koss’ patents relate to its Striva in-ear and over-ear headphones. According to the complaints, Koss pioneered technology that has become common in modern wireless headphones, including an internal microphone that reacts to voice prompts, headphone-touch controls, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

“Koss brings the instant lawsuit because the industry has caught up to Koss’s early-2000s vision: the technology Koss developed as part ...