Google Smart Speakers Downgraded Functionality – Class Action Investigation
CSK&D is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of owners of certain Google smart speaker devices affected by Google’s recently downgrading of certain features on these devices. Specifically, the US International Trade Commission recently issued a ruling in a patent case brought by Sonos against Google ruling that Google infringed on five Sonos smart speaker patents. In response to the ruling, Google has decided to release a firmware update that removes or works around the infringing patents. As a result, longtime owners of these speakers are losing certain features including, but not limited to, the ability to adjust volume on a group of multiple speakers all at once.
If you own a Google smart speaker affected by these changes, please fill-out the form below.
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Attorneys for this case:
Timothy N. Mathews
Benjamin F. Johns
Zachary P. Beatty
Alex M. Kashurba