Doman, Jr. Quoted in Article on David-And-Goliath ITC Case of Sonos vs. Google
Michael R. Doman, Jr., attorney at Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP, was quoted in an IAM article last week regarding a patent case at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) involving Google and Sonos. The article by Angela Morris discusses a highly anticipated preliminary ruling by an ITC Administrative Law Judge that Google infringes five of Sonos’ wireless audio system patents. The ITC will determine whether or not to the review the Judge’s preliminary ruling, and it will also accept briefing from the parties and the public regarding the impact of Sonos’ requested exclusion order on the public interest. If the ITC upholds the preliminary ruling and issues an exclusion order against Google, President Biden, through the United States Trade Representative, has the authority to veto the ITC’s exclusion order.
Doman contributed his thoughts on the subject, agreeing with Lisa Kattan of Baker Botts that it is unlikely that President Biden would overturn an ITC exclusion order against Google. Doman mentioned that a presidential veto has only happened six times in the ITC’s history. “It is really something that is reserved for situations where blocking the imports would have some adverse impact on public interest,” he says.
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August 30, 2021