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Bose Corp filed a patent-infringement action seeking to block US imports of noise-cancelling headphones made by Beats Electronics, the company being bought by Apple.

The Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones use technology covered by five patents, Bose said in a complaint filed with the US International Trade Commission.

The technology in the latest patents involves the use of sound waves to cancel out unwanted noise. “The inventions covered by the asserted patents arose out of the inventors’ recognition of the unique technical problems associated with constructing improved high-performance noise canceling headphones,” Bose said in the International Trade Commission complaint. 

It is a well known that Apple’s buy out deal of Beats is pending under approval, is already in a cloud of patent litigation cases against competitor like Samsung.

The Author is a Patent consultant from MR Technollect Solutions. Please visit our website http://www.mrtechnollect.com