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Beats' Designer Says Royalty Deal Only Covered 1st Model

Law360, Los Angeles (June 12, 2018, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The industrial designer who drew the headphone designs at the heart of the $107 million royalty dispute between a businessman and Beats Electronics founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre told a California jury on Tuesday that the group's royalty agreement was only meant to cover Beats’ first headphone model.

During the second week of the trial in downtown Los Angeles, plaintiff Steven Lamar called to the stand industrial designer Robert Brunner, who created an “iconic” headphone design as part of Beats’ launch.

The trial centers on...
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