Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has been hit with a lawsuit from vacuum company Dyson. Dyson claims that Samsung uses their patented vacuum-steering system in their own Motion Sync vacuum cleaner, which was announced at IFA this week.
“This looks like a cynical rip-off,” stated Dyson founder Sir James Dyson. “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.”
Samsung is not the first company that Dyson filed a lawsuit against. Dyson has also sued Hoover in the past. Dyson sued Samsung back in 2009 and a court said that Samsung infringed on a Dyson vacuuming mechanism.
Dyson said Samsung stole ideas from a 2009 patent on a fast-steering system that will let vacuums swivel easily instead of having to make turns on wheels.
Below is a Samsung Motion Sync demo video from IFA:
[Source: The Verge]