ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today announced that the District Court in the Northern District of Illinois declined to grant ClearOne’s request for a preliminary injunction enjoining Shure Incorporated from selling, or encouraging others to use, the Shure MXA910 and the Shure P300 audio conferencing processor in certain configurations that infringe ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,635,186 (“the ’186 Patent”) at this early stage of litigation.
“ClearOne sought the preliminary injunction from the Court to protect ClearOne’s intellectual property rights and rightful place in the market,” said Zee Hakimoglu, ClearOne’s CEO. “While we are disappointed that the Court declined to grant the preliminary injunction at this early stage in the litigation, we remain confident that ClearOne will succeed on the legal merits at trial. ClearOne remains committed to create innovative solutions in installed audio conferencing and will continue to enforce its patents vigorously.”
Preliminary injunction is an extraordinary measure and is rarely granted. Today’s ruling does not affect ClearOne’s claim that Shure also infringes U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (“the ’806 Patent”) which was added to the case last month.