Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 23, 2020


Koss Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


4129 North Port Washington Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip code)


(414) 964-5000

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Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 7.01     Regulation FD Disclosure.


On July 23, 2020 Koss Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it had filed lawsuits in United States District Court against multiple companies for patent infringement relating to the Company’s technology. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


The information contained in this Item 7.01 of this report and Exhibit 99.1 hereto is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.




Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits








Exhibit 99.1


Press Release of Koss Corporation Dated July 23, 2020







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


July 23, 2020







/s/ Michael J. Koss



Michael J. Koss



Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit 99.1







July 23, 2020




Koss® Corporation Announces Second Phase of Intellectual Property Enforcement Program


(Milwaukee, Wisconsin) July 23, 2020 – Koss® Corporation (NASDAQ Symbol: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity Stereophone manufacturer and inventor of the world’s first SP/3 Stereophone in 1958, announced the next phase of the company’s intellectual property enforcement program.


“Koss has taken deliberate action and filed multiple complaints in United States District Court against multiple companies that we believe are engaging in the willful infringement of several Koss patents,” said Michael J. Koss, Jr., Vice President – Marketing & Product.


The Koss patents in this enforcement action date back to the mid-2000s when Koss began investing heavily in developing and inventing truly wireless headphones capable of operating as bidirectional endpoints, the company called this project “Striva”. Many of the features of the various headphones and other devices that Koss invented as part of Striva were patented, and Koss believes that major brands in the audio industry are now willfully infringing upon these patents.


“In 1958, my grandfather, John C. Koss invented the world’s first SP/3 Stereophone. That invention has often been credited for creating the global stereo headphone industry. Almost 50 years later, my father, Michael J. Koss, Koss Corporation Chairman and CEO, carried on my grandfather’s inventive spirit with the creation of Striva,” said Koss.


Koss went on to explain that the company is monitoring developments in the market and will take action against other unauthorized products being sold that infringe on any of its patents.


“Our singular focus has been to shepherd the industry that John Koss created by obsessively developing new products to bring people closer to the music they love,” Koss said. “It is impossible for us to be responsible stewards of our industry when our ideas, inventions and intellectual property rights are disregarded.”



Koss® Corporation: The Original American Stereophone Company since 1958

Koss® markets a complete line of high-fidelity headphones, wireless Bluetooth® headphones, wireless Bluetooth® speakers, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones, and compact disc recordings of American Symphony Orchestras on the Koss Classics® label. For more information, follow Koss on Instagram @Koss, Twitter @KossHeadphones, on Facebook at Facebook.com/Koss, or at Koss.com.



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