Vancouver, WA (July 24, 2017)—On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of 64 Audio, formerly 1964 Ears, finding all claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,897,463, held by Jerry Harvey Audio Holdings (JH Audio), unpatentable.
The claims found to be unpatentable are directed to a dual high-frequency driver in-ear monitor. JH Audio asserted the claims against 64 Audio in a lawsuit filed December, 2014. 64 Audio sought PTAB review of the dual high-frequency driver claims in January, 2016.
In a statement, 64 Audio asserted that the decision solidifies the company’s belief that the dual high-frequency driver claims are invalid. Founder and CEO of 64 Audio, Vitaliy Belonozhko, commented, “From day one, we were very confident in our ability to prevail.”
“We strongly believe in fair competition,” added Vlad Belonozhko, 64 Audio’s chief administrative officer. “It’s great to build a product for artists who want a better tool to help them give the very best performance—whether on stage or in a recording session. I love the impact we make."