Dyson sues Samsung for sucking at original design

Samsung’s phones and tablets aren’t the only thing under attack for patent infringement. The BBC reports that vacuum maker Dyson has filed a suit accusing Samsung of using its patented vacuum steering system in its own Motion Sync vacuum cleaner, announced at IFA earlier this week. “This looks like a cynical rip-off,” said company founder Sir James Dyson. “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.”

Dyson has a history of patent battles with its rivals. It’s periodically gone to court with Hoover, and it won another patent case against Samsung in 2009, when a court ruled that Samsung had infringed on its super-powerful vacuuming mechanism….

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