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


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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