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In-Ear Monitor Patent Battle Ends

By Clive Young. Legal battle between in-ear monitor manufacturers comes to a close.

New York, NY (March 13, 2019)—On February 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a 2017 decision in 64 Audio’s favor concerning a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company by JH Audio. Both companies manufacture in-ear monitor systems.

Jerry Harvey Audio Holding (JH Audio) originally filed against 1964 Ears, LLC (64 Audio) in December, 2014, claiming infringement of its U.S Patent No. 8,897,463 for a dual high frequency driver canalphone system.

During the trial, 64 Audio sought inter partes review of the dual high frequency driver claims in January, 2016, and in July 2017, the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board’s Decision ultimately went in 64’s favor, finding the patent’s claims unpatentable, deciding that the patent combined existing inventions in an obvious way.

Following the appeals process, the court reviewed and affirmed the original 2017 decision. JH Audio was represented by Daniel Ravicher of Ravicher Law Firm (Coral Gables, FL); 64 Audio was represented by Delfina Sarah Homen of Brooks Quinn, LLC (Kirkland, WA).

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