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Personal Audio Settles with Coby Electronics and Archos in Patent Litigation

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Minneapolis, MN -- Personal Audio LLC announces a settlement with Coby Electronics, Corp., and Archos, Inc. in a patent infringement suit in which Apple, Inc. and Sirius XM Radio, Inc. remain defendants. The suit, filed in June 2009 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claims that MP3 players made and sold by Apple and the other technology companies violate two patents, U.S. Patent Numbers 6,199,076 and 7,509,178, which are owned by Personal Audio and relate to audio playback technology.

“Coby and Archos have entered into a confidential settlement with Personal Audio, and will avoid further legal pursuit regarding infringement of these patents. We are confident that the suit against Apple and Sirius will proceed, and we look forward to demonstrating in court that these two patents are being violated,” said Ronald J. Schutz, who represents Personal Audio and is chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Licensing Practice Group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

About Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. ( is one of the top trial firms in the country. The firm’s clients include numerous Fortune 500 corporations, emerging markets companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is frequently engaged in high-stakes, complex litigation with significant bottom-line implications for their clients, and the business lawyers handle complex transactions in a variety of market segments. The firm has more than 250 lawyers located in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and Naples, Fla.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. has been twice named to the American Lawyer’s A-List (2007 and 2004), and received a top ranking in Chambers USA 2009, which described it as “a powerful force in litigation.” In 2009, the firm was included on the National Law Journal’s “The Midsize Hotlist” and named a “Go-To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel.

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