Google Infringed Sonos Patents And Must Change Products, Says US Commission
At fifth (6), the United States International Trade Commission found that Google had infringed Sonos' five patents on smart speakers. As reported by The New York Times, the decision resumes a judge's ruling in August 2021 and, as a result, Google is banned from importing and selling certain phones, laptops and speakers manufactured abroad.
It's still unclear whether some devices will not disappear from the shelves, but Sonos said in a note to The Verge portal that the list includes smartphones Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 , devices like the Nest Hub , Nest Mini and Chromecast , computers like the PixelBook Go , with the YouTube Music app installed.
The ruling is broader, saying that "networked devices and speakers (eg cell phones and laptops) capable of controlling these devices that incorporate the infringing technology" are affected — this being true for versions of these devices that do not have the changes right to disregard patent infringement.