Sonos Inks First Licensing Deal with Legrand Wireless Audio Products

Sonos has announced a multi-year licensing deal has been signed with Legrand for the latter’s entire line of wireless audio products.

Legrand will pay Sonos for use of the latter’s patents, and marks the first time Sonos has landed a licensing deal, which it says is “demonstrating the path to fair and open innovation.”

“Sonos innovation created multi-room wireless audio – the technologies we invented enable many of today’s listening experiences and we continue to innovate to enable the experiences of tomorrow,” said Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer, in an emailed statement to iPhone in Canada.

“We believe in a fair marketplace where companies compete on a level playing field and contribute with their own innovations and experiences. We’re pleased to see more companies such as Legrand recognising the strength and value of our IP and providing appropriate compensation,” added Lazarus.

Back in September, Sonos filed another lawsuit against Google for infringement of five patents. Sonos alleges Google stole its intellectual property, while the latter countersued Sonos in June.