Google infringed Sonos’ patents, US court rules

07 January 2022
The implications include a possible import ban for Google smart home devices, smartphones and laptops if Google does not offer workarounds.

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  • 19 Jan 2022

Does this affects Google products in the USA only or worldwide?

    somedude-02, 10 Jan 2022you do not have to be rich to think you can do whatever you... moreMan thats also a posibility but if you refuse to work you either have to be extreme lucky in life or have super vealthy donors known as parents which will not care if you choose life of a ignorant and arrogant brat who refuses anything everything and all and just feeds on others and milks their parnets if they allow him to do so.
    Dunno like you but if thats were my life i would make a commited suicide.

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      • 10 Jan 2022

      CptPower, 09 Jan 2022Man not ignorant but relevant as always. Some people whic... moreyou do not have to be rich to think you can do whatever you want you could just be a brat living off welfare refusing to work because 'nobody tells me what to do'.

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        • 10 Jan 2022

        Trooper, 07 Jan 2022A typical consumer response. But I'm pretty sure that ... moreFrom the article, it seems their idea was that volume controls change the volume on connected devices. How's that a real idea? That's what all connected devices do. The most stupid part of this story is the US Patent Office actually considers that something you can patent.

        This is why globally few countries respect US patents anymore and protection for patents has been specifically excluded from recent trade agreements.

          Cerol, 09 Jan 2022Well, it is more like another ignorant comment...Man not ignorant but relevant as always.
          Some people which lead top and most valuable companies in world thinks they can do litterary everything because they have money and power.
          Well yes they can and cant.
          When comes to laws money always speaks in matter.
          But not every person or company can be bought.
          Its right everything have its price but some people value them selves more than just mountain of papers called money.

            joe nodden, 08 Jan 2022So explain how it's more involved than just changing t... moreMan explantation is not needed.
            They know what they doing and i believe em they are right.

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              • 09 Jan 2022

              US: Court ruled patent infringement on one of your features, you have 60 days to fix everything or we will literally ban importing your phones, your laptops, your services...

              China: Ah someone stole your entire technology? How very sad, we are going to make sure to put your complaint into a special folder *throws the document into a trash can called "special folder"*

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                • 09 Jan 2022

                CptPower, 07 Jan 2022So another mouse trying to step its foot on a giant or tita... moreWell, it is more like another ignorant comment...

                  CptPower, 07 Jan 2022So another mouse trying to step its foot on a giant or tita... moreSure, now you will have to handle each Google device / speaker independently, just like the Amazon echoes, as they said they would sue Amazon after this lawsuit. But let's wish him luck

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                    • 08 Jan 2022

                    CptPower, 07 Jan 2022So another mouse trying to step its foot on a giant or tita... moreGoogle infringed on their patent, they took their case to Court and they won. It doesn't matter that Google is the larger company.

                      Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022People in these comments are not reading the details about ... moreSo explain how it's more involved than just changing the volume of the smart device with your phone volume buttons.

                        So another mouse trying to step its foot on a giant or titan.
                        Well good luck and hope you win.

                          Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022People in these comments are not reading the details about ... morePeople just don't like reading. They prefer rushing to comment. They want to be heard even if they have nothing of worth to say. Makes you wonder how stale their lives are.

                            Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022These patents are very stupid.Just not as stupid as this comment.

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                              • 07 Jan 2022

                              People in these comments are not reading the details about the infringed patents. They are not just "the volume control". It's more involved than that.

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                                • 07 Jan 2022

                                Imagine patenting volume keys controlling volume OMEGALUL. The idea is so stupid that nobody even thought about that being a patent at google.
                                Makes me wonder how apple didn't patent their mute key and sued one+

                                  Why these obvious ideas are patentable is the real disgrace here

                                    The wonders of US patent laws. "We've patented the volume control you've always had".

                                    Not that I feel much pity for Google.

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                                      • 07 Jan 2022

                                      Alphabet or Google should just buy songs...

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                                        Anonymous, 07 Jan 2022These patents are very stupid.A typical consumer response. But I'm pretty sure that if you were a business owner that had a technique, unique selling point or something that differentiated your product/s from your competitors, that you paid substantial time and money to develop, and your competitors used it without your knowledge or permission, which subsequently put you out of business, I'm sure you would be more than a little upset, no ?.