Samsung Settles In Skullcandy Headphone IP Suit

Law360, New York (May 20, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT) -- Samsung Telecommunications America LLC has become the latest defendant to settle Skullcandy Inc.’s sweeping infringement suit over patented technology that allows headphones to alternate between use with music players and cell phones.

Skullcandy asked Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on Wednesday to dismiss its claims against Samsung in the wake of successful settlement negotiations, noting that the defendant never formally answered the complaint.

In choosing to settle the suit, Samsung followed a well-worn path to settlement.

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