Coby, Archos Settle Personal Audio MP3 Patent Spat

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Coby Electronics Corp. and Archos Inc. have become the first defendants to settle Personal Audio LLC's suit accusing Apple Inc. and others of infringing two patents for an audio program player and playback system.

Judge Ron Clark of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday approved a joint motion Personal Audio and Coby filed seeking to dismiss all claims and counterclaims between them.

Archos also entered a confidential settlement with Personal Audio, according to the plaintiff's attorney, Ronald J. Schutz of...
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