Sonos and Denon Heos settle patent infringement wrangle

posted on Thursday, 24th May 2018 by Steve May

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Sound United, parent of Denon, Marantz and Polk Audio amongst others, has reached a settlement with rival Sonos, which resolves the long running Heos/Sonos patent infringement litigation between the two companies. The original suit was filed by Sonos against Denon’s Heos in 2014. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

“Today’s agreement demonstrates our belief in moving the industry forward and removing barriers for both parties to deliver products that delight customers,” says Kevin Duffy, CEO of Sound United. “Our direction with HEOS is unchanged, and we’ll continue providing amazing-sounding solutions globally while furthering our vision of delivering joy to the world through sound.”

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Sonos kick-started the multiroom wireless audio revolution in the early noughties, and encountered its first genuine competition from Denon Heos technology. Since them, all manner of multiroom wireless systems and technologies have propagated.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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