Shure Owes $4.6M In Earphone Patent Case: Jury

Law360 (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal jury has handed a small manufacturer of hearing devices an award of more than $4.6 million after finding Shure Inc. infringed patents covering earphone technology that blocks out background noise.

The jury reached a verdict on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, determining that Hearing Components Inc.’s two patents were valid and violated by Shure.

The jurors determined that Hearing Components was entitled to $3.25 million for Shure’s sale of earphone products from May 2001 to May 2007,...
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