It's not over headphone copying, but it about copying speakers, and both companies do make headphones, and it's still pretty interesting.
Also related to the article. Anyone have both the Monoprice 8323 and the Kicker HP541? How do they compare?
I blame Apple. Every other company is just taking advantage of the bullschit patent infringements that floats around in the US. What's funny is that 80% of the infringements Samsung/Apple claimed infringed one another don't even exist.
Most companies have a division that their only function is to generate revenue from suing people. GE, IBM, Microsoft etc. At one time, majority of TI's profit came from enforcing IP. With that said, I do not believe Monoprice actually designed their wares and is aware of any patent infringement. Like most consumer companies, they most likely just sourced their product through the same Asian supplier. I mean you can copy the design and the look, but where are you going to get the drivers? If they are going to copy stuffs, why they did not choose better products. They could have cloned the HD800, Wilsons, B+W instead. Imagine a $50 clone of HD800 or $500 Wilson puppy and they're not just look alike.
Sennheiser, AKG, Koss, Denon, Audio Technica, Sony should all sue themselves for ____ and ____ by that logic.