Google Faces Ban From US ITC on Some Pixel Phones and Nest Smart Home Devices


The International Trade Commission (ITC) of the United States has ruled that, the technology company ‘Google’ has infringed on the multiple patents that have been held by the audio company known as Sonos along with the featured into some of the company’s Nest-brand smart speakers and also into the several older devices of the Google Pixel series.

The company is now obliged for making some major UI and UX potential changes for the purpose of avoiding an import ban on those types of the products. Now, the decision in the favour of the company has been ratified by a US judge, which means that, the defendant will now need to make the potential changes to the products, that have been involved or the products can possibly be banned from the market.

According to the company ‘Sonos’, the devices of Google includes the phones of the Pixel 3 and 4 series, along with the Nest Mini, Nest Hub, some of the Chromecast TV sticks and also the Pixelbook Go laptop.

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It has also been reported that, the company ‘Google’ has reportedly started to make the potential changes with the Chromecasts, which normally had the ability for changing the levels of the volume in response to the smartphone buttons of a user with the upgrade to the Android 12, and therefore, the company ‘Google’ is appearing confident that, it can possibly complete all the changes that are required by the deadline of 60 days imposed by the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the United States.