Finally, the Sonos company would be right in the accusation of Google about patent infringement as ruled by the ruling of a judge of the US ITC. For those who do not know what the issue is about, Sonos filed a lawsuit against Google in the past January 2020 in which the tech giant was accused of using proprietary technology on your products.
In the first information published by the judge of the US International Trade Commission, he ruled in favor of Sonos and warned the firm that it is not a final decision. Charles E. Bullock, judge in charge of the case, establishes that Google is believed to violate section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 on the sale and import of products that infringe five patents.
The data will not be officially known until the end of this year but everything points to confirming this decision of the judge, Sonos could impose an import ban on Google in the United States. Sonos Legal Officer Eddie Lazarus explained in a statement:
This decision reaffirms the strength and breadth of our portfolio, marking a promising milestone in our long-term quest to defend our work in innovation from embezzlement by the big tech monopolies.
Amazon, which was also on the verge of being sued by Sonos that month for the same patent infringement carried out by Google, was left on the sidelines for the high costs of dealing with these two large multinationals for Sonos in one go.