Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sonos and Google legal battle heats up with new patent lawsuit | Music Ally

Sonos is really sticking it to Google this year. It sued the company alleging patent infringement in January, then its CEO testified before a US antitrust subcommittee about what he saw as ‘market distortion’ activities by Google (and Amazon) with their smart speakers.

Now the battle is moving into a new round, with Sonos filing another patent infringement lawsuit against Google focused on five more of its wireless audio patents.

“We think it’s important to show the depth and breadth of Google’s copying,” Sonos chief legal officer Eddie Lazarus told The Verge.

Google has already countersued Sonos in the first case, and appears poised to defend the new one just as robustly. “Our technology and devices were designed independently. We deny their claims vigorously, and will be defending against them,” its spokesperson said.

Stuart Dredge


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