I am not a lawyer - but let's have a quick look at these revolutionary Sonos patents.
-A multimedia controller with a plurality of speakers on a network (wow!!!!)
-It has a user interface with VOLUME settings (fuck me, this is serious R&D)
-A computer with software and a UI that can play music on a network, hmmmmmmmm
-Awesome! When you press the volume UI, the fucking sound level changes on the speakers (seriously..?)
-OK, I just read dozens of claims that are legalese jargon for "user gone pressed a button, speaker gone changed the volume!“
-Here come the big guns - there are GROUPS of speakers, with different volume settings (begads, a miracle)
I am not qualified to judge the merits of this case. But frankly, my non-tech wife could have drunk a bottle of Prosecco and adequately described these patent claims.
Perhaps later I will investigate if the other patents have a similar level of extreme and futuristic technology.