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Google infringed on five patents, a judge says, marking a legal win for Sonos

Google Home on a table next to a Google phone Products like Google Home and Pixel smartphones could be banned from import if the preliminary decision is upheld.

Google conflicted on five patents owned by Sonos, according to a preliminary decision by a trade evaluate. Sonos firstly litigated the Big Tech giant in January 2020. If the finding is upheld, some of Google's concoctions could be banned from import. See more stories on Insider's business page.

Sonos tallied a prevail in a patent battle with Google on Friday, when a US trade judge said that Google conflicted on five of Sonos' patents.

The preliminary decision from gues Charles Bullock of the US International Trade Commission could distribute a significant blow to Google. Some of its commodities , like its Pixel smartphones and Nest talkers, could be banned from import.

Sonos first sued Google in California federal field and with the commission in January 2020. The audio manufacturer suggested that Google conflicted on its patents related to home speaker technology.

In addition to seeking fiscal injuries in federal tribunal, Sonos asked the commission, which is tasked with investigating unfair trade rehearses that evil US businesses, to ban imports of Google concoctions that are made in China.

Google not only repudiated the claims - the tech monster also lodged a countersuit, arguing that Sonos was actually infringing on Google's patents. In September last year, Sonos filed another lawsuit against Google, adding five more patents to the list of alleged infringements.

The patent dispute between Sonos and Google is uncovering at a time when Big Tech business are under increased inquiry by lawmakers for anti-competitive behavior.

"This decision re-affirms the forte and scope of our portfolio, marking a promising milestone in our long-term pursuit to defend our innovation against embezzlement by Big Tech monopolies, " Eddie Lazarus, Sonos' main law detective, said in a statement.

The case isn't over hitherto. The trade commission will be examining Judge Bullock's decision for a final decree, which is scheduled to take place on December 13.

"We disagree with this preliminary rule and are expected to continue to do our action in the upcoming review process, " Jose Castaneda, a Google spokesperson, said in a statement.

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