​A Worcester company has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Boston against Danish speaker company Bang & Olufsen over the design of its headphones.

My take – looking at the images of the two headphones and looking at who the customer base is for the two companies, I smell a troll-like lawsuit here. I think DC hopes that B&O will choose to settle rather than fight. Open the two links below to see images of the headphones and you decide

David Clark Headphones

B&O Headphones (shown in the one color that is close to the DC headphones)

 

Source: Worcester’s David Clark Co. sues Bang & Olufsen over headphone design – Boston Business Journal

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Read this linked article Watch out for those trade secret suits to see why you should not try to use “trade secrets” as a shield for other purposes

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Duane Morris LLP – California Federal Court Dismisses Trade Secret and Other Tort Claims for lack of specificity in the initial complaint about what the alleged revealed trade secrets were.

It will be interesting to see how this ultimately plays out since most trade secret holders don’t want to reveal their trade secrets early in any suit.

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Today’s Supreme Court ruling against Aereo proves that even the younger Justices don’t “get it”. What is really ironic is that the over-the-air broadcasters will find this a Pyrrhic victory. The Aereo service is used by people who don’t own TV’s (except to use as display devices for their computers, e.g., Netflix) and don’t subscribe to cable – broadcasters (particularly the local stations) have just cut off their best hope for capturing these eyeballs.

And who are these people? The younger generation. Neither of my daughters (~30 years old) have TV’s and, except for special events (e.g., World Cup) have little interest in getting cable. They certainly would not pay for cable to get their over-the-air local stations.

Over the air TV is becoming the Republican party of content delivery – its audience is growing older every day.

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