Apple Inc. is in talks to resolve a lawsuit brought by THX Ltd., the sound-engineering company founded by ?Star Wars? producer George Lucas, alleging infringement of a patent for speaker technology used in iPhones, iPads and iMac products.
Lawyers for both companies filed a request with the federal court in San Francisco today to postpone a scheduled June 14 case-management conference to July 26.
?The parties are currently attempting to resolve this matter outside of this litigation,? according to the filing.
THX holds a 2008 patent for a speaker unit that can boost sound output and attach to computers or flat-screen televisions, according to a complaint filed in March.
Apple products that incorporate the speaker units infringe the patent, causing ?monetary damage and irreparable harm,? according to San Rafael, California-based THX. The company seeks a court order to stop the alleged infringement and a reasonable royalty, or damages to compensate for lost profit.