Apple sued by THX over iMac, iPad, and iPhone speaker design

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THX, the audio technology company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, has accused Apple of infringing upon its patented speaker technology. In a complaint filed Thursday in a San Jose federal court, THX claimed that various iMac, iPad, and iPhone models feature speaker units that violate a patent granted to THX in 2008. The suit also claims that Apple’s alleged violation has resulted in “monetary damage and irreparable harm,” and seeks a court order to stop the infringement, as well as compensation in royalties or damages.

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