Dyson Sues Samsung for Copying Its Vacuum Cleaner Design

Posted September 10, 2013 at 3:52pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10379 views

Dyson is the latest company to sue Samsung for copying its designs, reports BBC. The company says Samsung's new Motion Sync vacuum cleaner infringes on its steering mechanism patent for cylinder cleaners.

"This looks like a cynical rip-off," said Sir James Dyson, the firm's founder. "Samsung has many patent lawyers so I find it hard not to believe that this is a deliberate or utterly reckless infringement of our patent. We have been forced to issue proceedings in the English High Court, but I would much rather invest in research to develop new technology than have to sue."

Samsung responded to the suit by saying, "We will take all necessary measures, including legal actions, to protect our technological innovation against Dyson's groundless claims."

Notably, this isn't the first time Dyson has had to sue Samsung for patent infringement. In 2009, Samsung was ordered to pay Dyson about £600,000 after the it tried to patent the company's "triple-cyclone" suction technology.

Apple is also embroiled in a world wide patent war with Samsung over the copying of its mobile device designs.

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Krasimir G.K. - September 13, 2013 at 3:35pm
For cry out loud, how long Samsuck will get away with it!
Simon - September 11, 2013 at 1:44pm
Lol. Samsung innovation at its best!
Ipadguy - September 10, 2013 at 9:14pm
Copying cuz they have the $ to fight it or pay it off... That's not good that's bad cuz at some point they'll just start making bombs and then copy the innovation there, then get it wrong n blow us all to peaces lol
Koenig - September 10, 2013 at 6:36pm
Samsungs R and D department is a empty room.. They simply rip off everyone else!
Satan's Barber - September 10, 2013 at 4:43pm
Wait till their Tizen OS gets released. Google is just waiting to have multiple lawsuits against them...
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