Fed. Circ. Backs Apple's Win In Speaker Patent Fight

Law360 (September 6, 2019, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a victory for Apple in a suit brought by a theater sound company founded by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, leaving in place a lower court decision that the smartphone giant didn’t infringe patents for speaker technology.

In a one-line nonprecedential order, a three-judge panel summarily affirmed a California federal judge’s ruling last year that Apple didn't infringe two Slot Speaker Technologies Inc. patents with the iPhone 4 and later models, as well as its iPad and iMac products.

Friday’s ruling comes just two days after the panel held oral arguments where it appeared skeptical of...

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