Chinese Co. Violated US Rival's Drone Patent, ITC Says

Law360 (August 25, 2020, 7:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Tuesday that China-based SZ DJI Technology Co. infringed an Autel Robotics Co. patent when it imported unmanned aerial vehicles into the United States. 

SZ DJI Technology violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 — a law that prohibits the importation of products that infringe U.S. patents — by importing the UAVs, including the "DJI Phantom," that infringed one patent at issue in Autel's complaint, the agency said in a notice.

"Having considered the parties' submissions, the [initial determination], and the record in this investigation, the commission has determined that DJI has violated Section...

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