Google's smartphones are in an interesting situation. The US International Trade Commission has banned the sale of smart phones in the country, including the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models.
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The reason was the violation of patents of the Sonos company. The manufacturer of audio products back in 2020 sued Google, claiming that the "good corporation" violated intellectual property rights. The decision also applies to Chromecast and Nest speakers, and it will take effect in 60 days.
Sonos proposes to settle the dispute through royalty payments. However, Google is expected to be able to solve the problem in a different way. It is possible that US President Joe Biden will veto the decision of the International Trade Commission.
Events developed in a similar way in 2013. Then Apple was banned from selling the iPhone 4 and iPad due to a lawsuit from Samsung. But the veto on the court's decision was imposed by the 44th US President Barack Obama.