Chinese Drone Co. Takes Patent Rivalry To ITC

Law360 (August 31, 2018, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Chinese drone maker Autel Robotics Co. took an ongoing patent dispute with rival SZ DJI Technology Co. to the U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday with infringement claims and a request to block DJI from importing and selling certain drones in the U.S.

Autel urged the ITC to open a Section 337 investigation into DJI, saying the company infringed three of Autel's patents — U.S. Patent Nos. 7,979,174; 9,260,184; and 10,044,013 — with a number of its unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, including the "DJI Mavic," the "DJI Spark," the "DJI Phantom" and the "DJI Inspire."

"Protecting Autel's intellectual property rights...

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