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Monster Sues Beats and Co-Founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Monster Sues Beats and Co-Founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Posted January 7, 2015 at 5:59pm by iClarified
Monster, which helped design the original Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is suing Beats Electronics, and co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Beats was acquired last year by Apple.

Monster claims that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine both stole the technology behind Monster headphones when the two companies worked together. The suit also claims the two conspired to get rid of Monster and worked to damage the Monster reputation.

The suit, filed in San Mateo (Calif.) County Superior Court, charges that the Beats co-founders concealed the role of Monster and Lee in designing and engineering the headphone line, as well as educating them about engineering, manufacturing, distributing and selling the headphones that Monster and Lee invented.

Apple declined to comment on the suit.

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portclinton216 - January 8, 2015 at 12:14pm
Honestly the quality and design of beats headphones is not that complex. There are plenty of headphones out there with more complex technology and quality. It was the marketing technique that was used. Dr. Dre being a celebrity/producer and engineer put customers in the mindset that they would achieve the same sound of Dr. Dre through these headphones. You can sell a bag of marbles to a person if you marketed right.
VizionMTL - January 7, 2015 at 7:56pm
So why didn't they sue Beats before they were bought by Apple. Shurely this isnt about the integrity of their product versus money. Maybe it is!
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Ben Dover - January 7, 2015 at 7:19pm
sounds entirely a possibility. Why would two people who were just technical flunkies in life be able to design such a complex product. Theft is the common way. Go Monster.
Payload - January 7, 2015 at 6:32pm
what a joke, these guys sue anyone that uses the word monster
blackra1n - January 7, 2015 at 6:51pm
Haha I'm totally with you on that one mate
Ren - January 8, 2015 at 8:52pm
Just like Apple suing everyone using Apple name which they stolen from Beattles!!
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