Denon Accused Of 'Sonos-Killer' Aim In Del. Patent Trial

Law360, Wilmington (December 11, 2017, 9:37 PM EST) -- An attorney for wireless speaker maker Sonos Inc. told a Delaware jury Monday that competitor Denon Electronics infringed its patents to advance its own hoped-for "Sonos killer" sound systems at the opening of a weeklong bellwether federal court trial in Delaware.

Sean M. Sullivan of Lee Sullivan Shea & Smith LLP, counsel to Sonos, told the eight-member jury the firm would seek $2.4 million in damages in the proceeding, with another $67,000 in royalties, for Denon's alleged patent violations. In its complaint, Sonos said that Denon was trying to leapfrog Sonos — holder of more than 100 patents related to modern...

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