It's the future - just like garlic bread was once - now everybody's eating the stuff
Edited by cb3723 - 7/28/14 at 2:39pm
If it doesn't work out, it'll be Apple gets Beat by Dre and the shareholders get mad as $3B would have made a nice dividend.
Apple can probably cut a deal, after all they have been ripped off more than just about any other company in history. The benefit to them is to limit bad publicity and avoid the appearance of being hypocrites when it comes to honoring patents.
Yes, I'm here. I've got some Beats Studio 2 in-house. The noise canceling seems better than the old Studio but I find it not as good as Bose.
It's also got some issues that I'll go into in the review that make me think they don't quite have their poop in a group on the noise canceling front.
If there is patent infringement, it's likely a very complex argument on the details of the circuit and algorithm design.
If the case does go to trial, we'll probably learn a lot about Bose headphones...though I suppose one could just go read all the patents.
I'm by no means a patent expert, but my understanding of the way the protection works is competitors have to find a new way to achieve the same results in order for it to not break a patent. I don't think small tweaks would pass as a new method. That's just my understanding, and it might not be actual.