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Apple AirPods and Beats charging case technology targeted in patent suit

A lawsuit leveled against Apple on Tuesday claims the company’s latest designs, including AirPods and Powerbeats Pro products, infringe on patents covering magnetic earbud cases.Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the complaint from GUI Global Products, Ltd., operating under trade name Gwee, claims Apple infringes on four patents detailing methods of securing, controlling and charging earbud headphones in a case via magnets.Gwee’s U.S. Patent Nos. 10,589,320, 10,562,077, 10,259,021 and 10,259,020 each cite company cofounders Walter G. Mayfield and Dan Valdez as inventors, and describe systems in which a switching device is magnetically coupled to an electronic device. In certain embodiments, a portable electronic device nests into, and receives control signals from, the switching device and is further protected from the elements by a hinged lid. Read more…
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