Sonos which is an audio company has filed a suit on Google for its alleged copying of patented technology for speakers while undercutting it in the market. There have been reports that there have been two lawsuits filed which cover as many as five patents on the design of the wireless speaker. Sonos has also asked for the ban of the phones, laptops and speakers throughout the United States in a different case which is going on in the International Trade Commission.
There have been claims by Sonos that they will be stealing their multiroom technology of speakers after it had got access to it through a partnership that they entered in the year 2013. The partnership originally is going to get the support of Google Play Music to the speakers of Sonos but the company had allegedly used the patented technology in the Chromecast Audio Device which has been discontinued now and then had continued to use this in the Google Home offering of the smart speakers and the product lineup of Pixel. Sonos has meanwhile said that Google had subsidized their own products for selling them at a price cheaper while using them to get more data of the buyers.
Sonos has been claiming that it had warned Google repeatedly about these infringements which began in the year 2016. Sonos has said that it is warning Google for the infringement multiple times beginning in the year 2016 which was a few months post the announcement of Google for their smart speaker. It has claimed to have repeated this warning in the year 2018 after the release of Home Max and Home Mini for Google.