Judgment Rendered Finding inMusic Brands Infringement of Roland’s Electronic Drum & Electronic Cymbal Patents
Roland announces that on November 21, 2022, judgment was rendered by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in the lawsuit which Roland filed against inMusic Brands, Inc. (Headquarter: Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S. “inMusic”).
On August 19, 2016, Roland filed a patent infringement lawsuit against inMusic in the Federal Court for the Central District of California. The case was later transferred to the Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida. Roland alleged that electronic drums and electronic cymbals sold by inMusic under the ALESIS brand in the United States infringed several Roland patents.
On November 17, 2022, the jury rendered a verdict finding that all five of Roland’s patents which inMusic claimed to be invalid were found to be valid, and all four of Roland’s patents which Roland asserted were infringed were found be infringed by inMusic. On November 18, 2022, the jury rendered a damages verdict finding damages in the amount of US$ 4.6 million (about 650 million yen) to Roland as compensation for inMusic’s infringement. On November 21, 2022, the court rendered a final judgment upholding the jury’s verdicts.
Roland will continue to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights.
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For 50 years, Roland’s innovative electronic musical instruments and multimedia products have fueled inspiration in artists and creators around the world. Embraced by hobbyists and professionals alike, the company’s trendsetting gear spans multiple categories, from pianos, synthesizers, guitar products, and electronic percussion to DJ controllers, audio/video solutions, livestreaming products, and more. As technology evolves, Roland continues to lead the way for gigging musicians, producers, and beatmakers, providing modern software-based solutions and seamless creative workflows between hardware
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