Dyson Accuses Samsung of Vacuum Cleaner ‘Rip-Off’
Dyson is suing Samsung Electronics over claims that the South Korean company “ripped off” its vacuum cleaner technology.
The British engineering company, which also pioneered “blade” hand dryers, has accused Samsung of copying its technology in the steering system on its latest vacuum cleaner.
Dyson said Samsung’s Motion Sync vacuum cleaner used technology found in two Dyson appliances, the DC37 and DC39, which have been on the market for two years.
“This looks like a cynical rip-off by the giant Korean company Samsung,” said company founder, Sir James Dyson. “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.” Samsung dismissed the claims as “groundless”.
What a shocking piece of news. Not. Samsung’s motto must be, “If you can’t innovate, then rip off those who can.”