Trade court sides with Sonos, rules that Google infringed on Sonos patents

The United States International Trade Commission has upheld the initial ruling that found Google had infringed on five audio technology patents held by Sonos.As part of the ruling, Google will not be able to import products that violate Sonos’ intellectual property in the United States. The import ban will go into effect in 60 days, and the matter will be subject to a presidential review during that period.The initial ruling, made in August by Judge Charles E. Bullock, determined that Google violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 over the sale and import of products that infringe five patents. The ruling required the full United States International Trade Commission to accept or reverse the decision. Read more…
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