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Shure Held in Contempt for Violating Mic Patent Court Order (1)

Sept. 2, 2020, 3:47 PM; Updated: Sept. 2, 2020, 6:18 PM

Shure Inc. was held in contempt by a Chicago federal court after it found Shure’s new microphone array functioned in practically the same way as its MXA910 array, which it had been barred from selling based on likely infringement of a ClearOne Inc. patent.

ClearOne owns U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806, which combines a microphone array with a ceiling tile to pick up audio in a conference room while remaining hidden. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled last year that Shure’s array likely infringed, in part because the array’s ceiling tile, like the patented array, was...

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