A decide has handed Sonos a serious defeat, throwing out its $32.5 million patent infringement win in opposition to Google.
Sonos had gained a earlier judgement wherein the court docket discovered that Google had infringed Sonos’ patents for wi-fi audio gadgets, comparable to Google Residence. In line with Reuters, U.S. District Choose William Alsup has overturned the decrease court docket’s ruling.
“This was not a case of an inventor main the trade to one thing new,” Alsup mentioned. “This was a case of the trade main with one thing new and, solely then, an inventor popping out of the woodwork to say that he had provide you with the thought first.”
A Sonos spokesperson informed the outlet the corporate believes the choice is “improper on each the details and legislation” and that it plans to attraction.