Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Patent Infringement: Sonos Vs Denon

We all know every brand across different industry verticals is striving hard to be at the top in order to survive in their respective industries. Be it automobile, technology, manufacturing or audio industry vertical. Winner of the race is the one who adopts latest innovative techniques to develop consumer centric products. 

Many people, believe that using a complete home wireless audio system is convenient. People prefer to use flexible systems when they want to listen to their favorite music tune wherever and whenever possible. In the end it’s the quality sound that matters and so does flexibility, but all depends upon which audio brand products you choose from.

Let us discuss here the recent buzz in audio industry about Sonos has filed a lawsuit against D&M Holdings over HEOS product line and also in their response D+M Group, the parent company of Denon indicated their willingness to engage.
With the launch of the HEOS range of Wireless speakers by Denon, Sonos actually faces tough competition from audio industry giant Denon.

Apart from HEOS by Denon, other audio/video technology giants include LG, Samsung, and Bose have actually created a tough competition for Sonos.

Craig Shelburne, co-founder and general counsel for Sonos, says “For anyone who has looked at Denon’s Heos product line, you will recognize many of the same elements found in Sonos products, with little or no effort to differentiate features or functionality. You can read complete details about Sonos lawsuit here

As per the recent news release D&M Group has issued response to Sonos Lawsuit.
In response to this lawsuit filed by Sonos, D+M Group has quoted the following reply “D+M has been a technology innovator for over 100 years and has an extensive intellectual property portfolio to protect our products. Given our experience and wealth of expertise, we absolutely stand behind our HEOS products and technology and are well prepared to defend our intellectual property,” said Jim Caudill, CEO of D+M Group. “We are an innovative company, constantly seeking to create the best products in the marketplace.” To meet the high bar set by Denon’s 100-year legacy of premier audio quality, Denon’s engineers and designers worked for more than ten years to develop HEOS by Denon.

Let’s wish all the best to both Denon and Sonos as these two brands have since many decades set a good benchmark for all the upcoming audio manufactures. 
In the end I would say that I will keep on following this story and also keep you updated with any new developments.

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