“British manufacturer Dyson is suing Samsung over claims that the South Korean firm ‘ripped off’ one of its inventions,” Leo Kelion reports for BBC News.

“The dispute centres over the launch of the Motion Sync vacuum cleaner which the South Korean firm showed off at the Ifa tech show in Berlin last week,” Kelion reports. “Dyson alleges that the machine infringes its patent on a steering mechanism for cylinder cleaners.”

Kelion reports, “‘This looks like a cynical rip-off,’ said Sir James Dyson, the firm’s founder. ‘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.’”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: IP theft and patent infringement are endemic at slavish copier Samsung.

You know why Samsung makes vacuums? They wanted to have at least one product that doesn’t suck.

Welcome to the “Ripped Off By Samsung” (ROBS) Club, Dyson!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz," "Tacitus," and "Luke" for the heads up.]

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