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Dyson sues Samsung over vacuum cleaner steering mechanism

British technology company, Dyson is suing Samsung over a vacuum cleaner steering mechanism which Dyson has patented.

AAP reports that Dyson is claiming that the steering mechanism from DC37 and DC39 models has been copied and is being used in Samsung’s new Motion Sync vacuum cleaner.

“This looks like a cynical rip off by the giant Korean company Samsung,” James Dyson said.

“Although 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 patent.

“We have been forced to issue proceedings in the English High Court, but I would much rather invest in research to develop new technology than have to sue.”

The Daily Mail reports that Samsung claims the steering system used in the Samsung Motion Sync was the result of its own research and development.

“We will take all necessary measures, including legal action, to protect our technological innovation against Dyson’s groundless claims,” Samsung said.

This isn’t the first time that Samsung has been accused of copying technology illegally from another company.

Last year Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion for infringing patents which related the technology used in smartphones and tablets.

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