Andrea Electronics Corporation’s Trial Against Apple Inc. for Patent Infringement to Begin at the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 21, 2017
Third-Generation, Family-Run Microphone Pioneer Sues Electronics Giant to Protect Audio Processing Technology
Andrea Sues to Prevent Sales of iPhones Containing Patented Audio Technology in United States
BOHEMIA, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2017
BOHEMIA, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Andrea Electronics Corporation (OTCMKTS:ANDR) (Andrea), the pioneer of digital array microphones and noise reduction software and industry leader of digital microphone product solutions that optimize the performance of voice driven applications, is suing Apple Inc. (Apple) for patent infringement on audio processing technology found in the defendant’s products. The hearing at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington DC is set begin on August 21, 2017.
According to the filings, Apple is in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act by importing infringing devices into the United States. Andrea’s complaint specifically requests that the ITC exclude the iPhone phones and other Apple products from being imported and to issue cease and desists orders to stop the infringing activity.
“We are a proud, third-generation family business whose products are showcased in the Henry Ford Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum, and we refuse to stand by and watch a legacy built over 80 years to be torn down by electronic giants with deep pockets and global influence,” said Douglas Andrea, Andrea, CEO. “We are proud that Apple, like our already existing licensees, desires the use of our technology, but we request that they license it legally. If they refuse, we ask that the ITC stop them from selling products that contain our patented technology.”
According to commission filings, Apple filed motions to stop the trial from going forward, but the Administrative Law Judge denied those requests, and the evidentiary hearing will begin on Monday, August 21, 2017.
An American Innovator
Andrea Electronics is an American-owned business since 1934. In the early 40’s, Andrea was one of the very first elite U.S. television manufacturers. In the 60’s the company designed the capsule’s intercom communication system used in the first manned Mercury space flight and military intercoms for F16 fighter jets and helicopters. Andrea’s microphone array and other advanced noise cancellation technologies have been embedded into hundreds of millions of computers and other devices. SuperBeam Stereo Array Microphone headsets and DA- 250 digital microphone stand alone solution for OEMs are among the latest innovations from Andrea Electronics.
About Andrea Electronics
Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications requiring high performance quality voice input. The company’s patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDATM), patented PureAudioTM and patented EchoStopTM far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Visit Andrea Electronics’ website at www.AndreaElectronics.com or call 1-800-442-7787.