DJI drones found for patent infringement may be banned in the United States
A judge in the United States ruled that the Chinese drone giant DJI infringed the patent of a small drone manufacturer. He suggested that most DJI drones No. is removed from the shelves and imports are blocked. The ruling was made at the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 2. The ruling was issued on behalf of the international law firm Steptoe of the Chinese drone company Autel Robotics USA in Seattle, Washington.
Autel has accused DJI Group of infringing one of its patents , The title of the patent is “Small Unmanned Rotorcraft”. This patent describes a “rotary wing aircraft device having arms extending from the body, and a rotor assembly connected to one end of each arm”. The drone described and illustrated in this patent has many similarities with DJI MavicPro.
Autel patent image
ITC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge also thought so, ruling that DJI had indeed infringed this patent. He suggested banning the import and sale of the following drones in the United States: MavicPro, MavicProPlatinum, Mavic2Pro, Mavic2Pro, Mavic2Zoom, MavicAir and Spark. If the judge’s rulings and recommendations are upheld by all members of the ITC committee, these drones may be kicked out of the US market as early as July. Autel is also pushing to extend the import ban to other DJI drones, including the Phantom4 and Inspire series.
It is worth noting that the claimant of this patent dispute is a Chinese drone company in the United States. Xinjiang is in a very unfavorable position, many products will face the situation of being removed from the shelves and banned, and we will also pay attention to the follow-up information of the case.
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