Fed. Circ. Bolsters Hearing Components' Audio IP Win

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has widened hearing aid maker Hearing Components Inc.'s win in a patent infringement suit against electronic audio company Shure Inc. over earphone technology, reversing some small victories Shure had secured following a $4.6 million verdict against it in 2009.

Shure's straight-nozzled earphones did in fact infringe two Hearing Components' patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Thursday, overturning a district judge's post-verdict ruling and bringing the case back in line with a January 2009 jury verdict.

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