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Sonos Files Against D+M

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – Sonos filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against D+M Group over the Heos wireless multiroom-audio system launched earlier this year by Denon.

The suit, which cites three technology patents and one design patent, seeks a preliminary and permanent injunction to prevent further infringement, damages for lost royalties, and treble damages for any infringement found to be willful. The suit, which seeks a trial by jury, didn’t specify an amount.

Sonos co-founder Craig Shelburne said Sonos “will offer to sit down with Denon, explain our views and give them time to modify their products. We are not asking for a royalty or other license fee – we just want Denon to build an experience that isn’t copying ours.”

D+M vowed to fight.

Triad Expands In-Ceiling Selection

PORTLAND, ORE. – Triad Speakers expanded its in-ceiling speaker selection with the addition of its lowest price in-ceiling speaker series to date.

The new R series consists of three shallow- depth two-way models priced at suggested retails of $300, $350, and $400/ pair. All feature round and square trim bezel options and improved paintable micro-perf grilles to blend in with different home decors.

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