Undisclosed terms include multi-year licensing deal associated with all BluOS enabled solutions worldwide
Santa Barbara, Calif. – July 30, 2020 – Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) and Lenbrook Industries today announced they have reached a confidential settlement in Sonos’ patent infringement lawsuit against Lenbrook Industries, and Lenbrook America, which sell the Bluesound high-resolution multizone audio systems. As part of this settlement, Lenbrook Industries will pay royalties for a license to Sonos’ patents for all BluOS enabled devices.
“Sonos is a company founded on innovation – it is a part of our DNA. Nearly twenty years ago, we invented multi-room wireless streaming, and since then we have developed many of the innovations that enable today’s listening experiences and will also enable tomorrow’s,” said Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer. “We welcome and encourage competition, and want to make sure that all companies entering this space recognize the strength of our IP and provide appropriate compensation. Today’s settlement reflects those principles.”
“Lenbrook and the brands we own have been in the premium consumer audio space for almost 50 years,” said Greg Stidsen, Lenbrook’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our record of innovation and critical acclaim across all our brands speaks for itself. We have partnered with more than 20 innovative technology companies in our quest to offer the market the highest performance and most advanced audio solutions possible. We are pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement with Sonos to end this patent dispute.”
Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however and wherever they choose. Known for delivering an unparalleled sound experience, thoughtful design aesthetic, simplicity of use, and an open platform, Sonos makes the breadth of audio content available to anyone. Sonos is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more at www.sonos.com.
Lenbrook is the owner and manufacturer of award-winning brands for premium home audio and residential install applications. Its full and innovative suite of products from NAD Electronics, PSB Speakers, Bluesound wireless multi-room players, and Bluesound Professional commercial audio, are distributed in over 80 countries, while its BluOS hi-res distributed audio platform continues to be adopted by some of the world’s leading premium audio brands.