Samsung takes aggressive stance against Dyson

Electronics giant gets into patent spat with vacuum cleaner innovator

Patent battles in the technology space sometimes come down to “Goliath-vs.-Goliath” throwdowns, like the ongoing legal fights between Samsung and Apple. Often, when there is a “David” involved in these patent lawsuits, that smaller participant is a non-practicing entity – sometimes known as a “patent troll.”

But other times, lost in the shuffle of the mega-battles and troll fights, a small, innovative company goes up against a giant. In August, for example, Dyson, the British company known for making vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, went up against Samsung, claiming the Korean electronics firm was infringing on one of Dyson’s patents, which involves a steering mechanism on the MotoSync Range.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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