Thursday 30 October 2014

Casey's PCH sued by Bose over Beats headphones

Published 24/08/2014 | 02:30

Beats headphones

Liam Casey's fast growing technology hardware group PCH International has been hit with a lawsuit by music equipment giant Bose over the sale of the hugely popular and very hip Beats headphones.

Bose claims that the Beats noise-cancelling headphones - which are imported into the US by PCH - have infringed upon its well-constructed forest of patents.

Dublin headquartered Beats International is also named in the US lawsuit.

Bose lodged a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC), asking the agency to block the importation of Beats headphones that infringe on its patents.

The complaint alleges that the Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones used patented technology owned by Bose.

Last May, Apple inked its largest ever deal when buying Beats for $3bn. As part of the deal, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr Dre will join Apple.

Casey's China-based PCH designs, produces and distributes consumer tech products for major brands.

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