Sonos SONO.O has convinced a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission not to block imports of its speakers with voice-control capabilities, as it wages an ongoing patent battle with Google GOOGL.O over wireless-speaker technology.
Administrative law judge Cameron Elliot said in an initial determination on Friday that Sonos’ imports did not violate federal law. The full commission is set to decide in January whether to affirm the ruling.
The two companies have filed patent lawsuits against each other in several jurisdictions after previously collaborating to integrate Google’s streaming music service into Sonos products.
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