Bloomberg Law
Jan. 7, 2020, 4:59 PMUpdated: Jan. 7, 2020, 7:53 PM

Sonos Sues Google for Infringing Multi-Room Audio Patents (4)

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

Sonos Inc. sued Google in Los Angeles federal court Jan. 7 for allegedly infringing five patents covering multi-room audio technology.

According to the complaint, Google misuses Sonos’s patents in “more than a dozen different infringing products, including, for example, the Google Home Mini, Google Home, Google Home Max, and Pixel phones, tablets, and laptops.”

The harm from Google’s alleged infringement has been “profoundly compounded by Google’s business strategy to use its multi-room audio products to vacuum up invaluable consumer data from users and, thus, further entrench the Google platform among its users and ultimately fuel its dominant advertising and search ...

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