Google: Sonos wins patent ruling against Google, read what the company has to say – trendswire
In 2020, Sonos filed a legal case against Google for allegedly copying its proprietary multi-room audio technology. This came after the two companies previously partnered in 2013.
He US International Trade Commission ruled in favor of Sonos, leading to a limited import ban on certain Google devices. As a result, Google has had to remove some features from its range of smart speakers and displays.
The United States district court had previously ruled that early versions of Google Chromecast Audio and Google Home had infringed the Sonos patent. The jury found in favor of Sonos for patent infringement, but not for control of the device through a smartphone. Sonos had previously sued for four other patent violations, but they were dismissed.
Sonos on winning patent ruling
Sonos, in a statement, said: “We are deeply grateful for the jury’s time and diligence in upholding the validity of our patents and recognizing the value of Sonos’s invention of zone scenes. This verdict reaffirms that Google is an infringer.” in series of our patent”. wallet, like the International Trade Commission it has already ruled on five other Sonos patents. In total, we believe Google is infringing more than 200 Sonos patents and today’s award of damages, based on a significant portion of our portfolio, demonstrates the exceptional value of our intellectual property. Our goal remains that Google pays us a fair royalty for the Sonos inventions it has appropriated.”
“This is a limited dispute about some very specific features that are not commonly used. Of the six patents Sonos originally asserted, only one was found to be infringed, and the rest were dismissed as invalid or not infringed. We have always developed technology independently and competed on the merit of our ideas. We are considering our next steps,” Google said in a statement.
Google and Sonos have sued each other for patent infringement related to smart speakers. Google recently sued Sonos for infringing seven patents related to the Google Assistant. Google is likely to appeal the decision.