04.02.14

Harman and D&M Holdings settle legal action

Harman and subsidiary Studer Professional Audio have reached an agreement with D&M and subsidiary Calrec Audio regarding Studer's patents directed to FaderGlow technology.

Studer filed a lawsuit against D&M and Calrec in October 2011, alleging that D&M and Calrec infringe three patents owned by Studer:  U.S. Patent No. 7,682,044, U.S. Patent No. 7,784,968, and European Patent (UK) 1,665,593. 

These patents are directed to Studer's FaderGlow technology, incorporated in Studer's Vista 9 Series digital mixing consoles and Soundcraft's Vi and Si Series digital live sound consoles.

Studer alleged that the defendants infringe these patents through the manufacture and sale of Calrec's Apollo and Artemis audio mixing consoles. The lawsuits that were pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (No. 2:12-cv-02278 (WHW)(MCA)), and in the United Kingdom (HC11 C03597), have been, or are in the process of being, dismissed.

As part of the settlement, D&M has agreed to modify the accused Apollo and Artemis consoles. Other terms of the settlement remain confidential.