British manufacturer Dyson said it had begun legal action against
Samsung Electronics, to protect against what it claims is a "cynical rip
off" by the Korean group of the British firm's patented technology.
said in a statement it had issued proceedings in the English High Court
against Samsung Electronics, a subsidiary of the Korean conglomerate,
relating to the steering mechanism used by the Samsung Motion Sync
"This looks like a cynical rip off by the giant Korean company Samsung," company founder James Dyson said.
they are copying Dyson's patented technology, their machine is not the
same. Samsung has many patent lawyers so I find it hard not to believe
that this is a deliberate or utterly reckless infringement of our
Dyson said in the statement that the Motion Sync range
appeared to copy its steering mechanism which had been the result of
three years research and development. Dyson said its DC37 and DC39
machines were the world's first cylinder vacuums to use a ball steering
Samsung said the Motion Sync was the product of its own extensive research and development, and rejected the accusation.
will take all necessary measures, including legal action, to protect
our technological innovation against Dyson's groundless claims," Samsung
said in a statement.
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