Koss thinks he invented wireless headphones, and now wants money from Apple, Bose and other
Koss wasn’t very good in comparison with some other companies in the field of wireless headphones, but now seeks to compensate for this by filing a number of lawsuits. As reported, the company filed a lawsuit against Apple, Bose, JLab, Plantronics, and Skullcandy for alleged infringement of patents on the technology of wireless headphones.
The company said that the AirPods, Bose 700 other Bluetooth headphones copy function from the family of wireless audio products Koss Striva working via Wi-Fi. The company wants compensation for the fact that the industry has decided to use its experience that Koss started in the early 2000-ies.
The firm says that would be a major player in the field of wireless headphones, if not for the turmoil in the market and in production that prevented Striva to release their products early and to reach a wider audience. The company allegedly infringing, was also notified of the violations before suits were filed, though the date these notifications were different. Koss says he warned Apple back in 2017, but Bose found out about the claim only on 9 July, a few days before filing a lawsuit.
It is noteworthy that Koss is not asking the court to stop the sale of the headphones mentioned in the claims. Instead, the company focused on monetary compensation and requires that the competitors have covered three times the damages that will be determined by the court or the jury.
Koss will be hard to achieve. In fact, the company claims that it owns the modern concept of a fully wireless headset, and five major players in this area and copied the formula Striva, and did not develop their own products. The company chose to sue the most successful and abundant marks, and not with those who brought their products before. For example, Bragi Dash headphones presented in early 2014 and brought them to the market for a few months before running AirPods.