Dyson Sued for Patent Infringement over Robot Vacuum

Dyson Sued for Patent Infringement over Robot Vacuum


Robot company Mc Robotics has sued vacuum cleaning company Dyson for patent infringement.
The case was filed on July 20, at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mc Robotics alleged that Dyson had infringed two patents belonging to it, which were US numbers 6,650,975 and 6,502,017. Both patents are titled “Multifunctional mobile appliance”.
Mc Robotics alleged that the Dyson 360 Eye product, a robotic vacuum that is controlled by a smartphone app, infringed its two patents. The suing company said: “Plaintiff has suffered monetary damages and is entitled to a money judgment in an amount adequate to compensate for defendant’s infringement, but in no event less than a reasonable royalty for the use made of the invention by defendant.”


Source: WIPR

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