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Jawbone Sues Google, Apple Over Noise-Canceling Technology Patents

  • Bloomberg, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:20 AM

Jawbone Innovations, the owner of the patents, filed a lawsuit against Google this week in Waco, Texas. The owner is seeking royalties from Google, and Apple over noise-canceling technology in their ear buds, smartphones and smart-home devices. The eight patents provide ways to limit background noise in devices, technology that was developed in Jawbone’s early years, when it was contracted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to research noise suppression techniques for the U.S. military. The company liquidated its assets in 2017. 

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