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U.S. tech giant fined patent infringement ITC ruling was released

via:凤凰网科技     time:2022/1/10 11:02:44     readed:79

On January 10, Beijing time, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Google infringed a number of home audio technology patents of the smart audio brand Sonos, including controlling the settings of the home audio system, multi-speaker synchronization, independent volume control of different speakers and stereo matching of speakers, and prohibited the import of some mobile phones, laptops and audios produced by Google overseas.

Google has repeatedly claimed that sonos' invention was negligible and not significant. However, google sells products using patented features invented by Sonos, including synchronization, combined volume adjustment, and multi-room home sound systems.

In January 2020, Sonos filed a lawsuit alleging that Google stole Sonos' patented technology while the two companies worked together to ensure Google's music services worked well with Sonos speakers.Google claims to integrate Google Play Music into Its Sonos products, but in fact uses the patented ideas for its Home, Chromecast, and Pixel phones and laptops.

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence said in a statement, "Despite our continued efforts over the past few years, Google has not shown any willingness to work with us to develop mutually beneficial solutions, while also subsidizing the price of its patent-infringing products for unfair competition." We have no choice but to file a lawsuit. ”

At present, Google is still involved in infringing dozens of Sonos patents, and its misdeeds will continue, and the resulting losses will continue to increase. Or, Google could follow the example of other companies and pay fair royalties for the technology they have stolen, and Sonos will continue to take the necessary action to hold Google accountable.

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