Wyze Sues Xiaomi [Update: Dismissed]

By Isabella Cheng, Published Jul 20, 2021, 08:51am EDT (Info+)

Fast-growing startup Wyze is suing China tech giant Xiaomi, a legal dispute that involves Amazon and robot vacuums.

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In this report, IPVM examines the complaint, Wyze's argument, and Xiaomi's patent.

Update inside: Wyze has now dismissed the case.

Wyze **** ******, ******** ** ********** ****** ******

**** **** ******, ****** *** ***** for * *********** ******** **** ******'* robot ****** ****** ** *******, *** that **** *** *** ********* *** patent. *****-**** *********** ***** ** **** **, ****, in **********:

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******* ********(********* ***** ** ********) ** * Xiaomi ******* *** ***** ***** **** **** ** ***** ****** cleaners.

**** ******* ** **** * ***** vacuum **** ********* ** ****** ********* *** $***.**:

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Significant ********* *********** *** ****

*** ***** ****** ****** ** *********** and *******. ******, *** ******* **** sells *******,*** ~$*.* ******* *** ** ******* in ****. *** ***** ****** ****** ** worth ******** ******** ** ******* *** is ************ *******. ***** ** * lot ** ********* *** **** ** market *** ******* ***.

**** *** **** ~$** ******* ** robot ******* ** *** **** ****, IPVM ********* **** ****** *******. **** just *** **** * ******, **** imported ~*.* ******* ****** ** *******. At ~** ****** *** ******, **** has **** ~***,*** *******. ******** **** sells **** ****** ** $***, *** company *** ********* $** ******* ******* in *** **** * ****** *****. At **** *****, **** ***** **** a ******* **** ******* **** ******* alone ** *** **** ****.

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************ ******* **** ****'* ******* ********* across ******** *** ********, **** ** positioned ** **** **** ****. **** is ******* *** ** *** *******-******* IoT *****-*** ** *** **,********* ~$** ******* ** **** *******. **** ********* **** **** ~$*** million **** ****. *******, **** ****** be *********** ** **** ******* ******* and ** ** ******* **** ******* other *** *****, ** ***** **** revenue **** ******. ******, ******, ******* an *** ***** ** *****,******** ~$** ******* *** ** ******* last ****, ********** *** *********** ****** **** Wyze ***** *** ****.

Xiaomi ********** ** ****** ***** **** ****** ********** ******

**** ***** **** ******* ***** ********* a ****** **** ****** ******* **** Xiaomi *** ********* * ****** ** Amazon, ********* ****'* ******* ********* ********* **,***,***.

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Patent '*** ********

****** '*** ** * ****** ***“********** ******** ****** *** **** **** Structure ** ****" ****** ** ****** and ******** ** ***** **, **** and ****** ******** ** * ******* patent ***** ***** **, ****. *** patent ********* ** "********** ******** ******", its **********, *** *** ******'* * wind ***** **** **** ****** ** from *** ******.

******'* ****** ************ ****** ****** ******* exist, **** ** *** ****** **** iRobot. *******, ****** ****** ******** ****** "do *** **** ********* ********** *** the * **** *****":

**** ******** ********** ******** *******, **** as *** ****** ****** ******** ***** from ******, ****** **** **** ********** including *** **** *****. *******, *** existing ********** ******** ******* ** *** have ********* ********** *** ***** *** wind *****. ** **********, ******** *** existing ********** ******** ******* *** ******* a **** *****, * **** ***, a ***, *** **** *** **** ducts **** ********* ******* *****-********* ****, difference ** *** ***** ** *** wind ***** ***** **** ** ********* suction ************.

Amazon **** ******* ******** **** **** ** *** ****** *****-***** **********

***** ***** *** ******, ****** ******* Wyze, ******* **** ***** ******* *** issue ** *** ****, ****** ********* it ******** **** ****** ** ************* in ******'* "******* ****** ******* ********** Procedure":

*** ***** ********* ****, ** ***** for **** ** ******** ** **** the ******* ******* ** ******, **** must ****** ******* *** ***** **** the ****** ***** ******** ** ***** to *********** ** ******’* ******* ****** Neutral ********** ********* ****** ***** *****.

******'* ******* ****** ******* ********** *********** ** ******** ****** *********** *********, Miller ********, * *** ******** ********** ** *** ********* ********. ** * ****** ****** ******** another ****** ****** ** ********** *** patent, ** *** **** * ********* with ******, ** ****** ***. ** the ******* ********** ****** ****** ** participate ** *** *********, ****** ****** the ******* ** * *****-***** ****** litigator *** ********* ******* *** ****** was ******** *********. **** *********'* ********* include *** ********** **** ********** **** compared ** ******** ****** ************ ** the ***** *** ********** *********** *****, $4,000 *** *****. *******, *** ****** appeal *** ********, *** *** ******** is ******* **** ** *** ****** platform. ** ** *** * ***** decision.

If ***** *** ********, ****** ** ****** **** ****** **** ******.***

** **** ******* ****** *** *** complaint ******** **** ****** *** ****** to *** ******** *********, ****** **** it ***** ****** *** **** ****** from ******.***, *** ****'* ******.

*******, **** ******* **** **** ******* out ** ******'* ******* ** ***** resolving *** *****, "******* *** ******** indicated **** **** **** ********* ** discuss ********** ** *** ************ *********** with ************** ***, *******, ***** *** ******* Wyze * **** ** *** ************ report ******** *** ******** ** ******."

Xiaomi's '*** ****** ** ******* *** ** ***** ***, **** ******

**** ****** **** *** '*** ** actually ******* ******* ***** *** ******, naming * ******* **** ******** "*** limitations ** *** ****** ** *** '699 ******." *** * ******* ***** by **** ** ***** *** *******:

  • ************- "***** *******", *********** ***** ***** 2015.
  • ***************- "******* *** ******** ***** ******* equipped **** * ************ ***** *********", application ***** ********* ****.
  • ***************- "********** ******* ******** ***** *** dry ********", *********** ***** *** ****.
  • ***************- "****-********* ********** ******", *********** ***** December ****.

** *** ***** ***** **** *** above ******* *** ****** ******** ** prior ***, ******* **** ******'* ****** was ******* ********** *****, ******'* ****** could ** ***********.

Unusual *** ******* ********* ** **** *******

** ** ******* *** *** ******* infringer ** ******** * ******* ******* the ****** ******. *******, ****** ******* sue *** *********, *** *** *********'* defense ** **** *** ****** ****** be *********** ******* **, *** *******, existing ***** ***. *******, **** ** on *** ********* ** **** ****.

Wyze ******* / ********** **** ***** *************

** **** *****, *** ********** ** both * ******* *** ********** **** China ************* *********. **** ****** ****** have ********** **** *** ***** **** Wyze *** ****** ****** **** ******. This ******* ********* **** **** **, at *** **** *****, *** *** case *********. *** **** ** **** to ******** *** ************ **** ***** partners *** *********** **** ** * key ******* ** *** *******'* ****** potential.

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***** ******. ** *** ****** *** big ** **** **** ** ********* market, **** ******* ******** **** **** go ****** (*** ***** *** ** the *******). ***** ** ** ***** here *** *** ********* ** **** not ********. ** *** **** ** because **** ***** ** ****** ** another ********* ** ***** **** ** would **** ******* ** **** *** say

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*** **** ** ** *** ***** vacuum ********.

** **** *** ******** **, ******** I ***'* ********* ******* *** **** the *** ***** ******* ** *** not *********.

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*** ******* ******* * ****** ** over $*** **** ** *** ****. However ** **** ***** *** $***. They ********* **** ** **** *** margins ** ** *** ****** * 10% ****** **'* **** **** $** each ****** $***. **'* * ****** big **********.

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** ****, ** **** *******, ***** is *** ******** *** ** ****** sales ** ********. *** *******, **'** changed **** ** ********** *** *******. Thanks.

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****, **** ** ** *** ***-******* the **** ***** ****** ******** * unit **** ******* **** *** ***** to ******* ** ** **** **** & *** ** ****** *** * replacement **** ** ***** *** ** way *** *** ******** ** ****** the *******.

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****, **** ** ** *** ***-******* the **** ***** ****** ******** * unit **** ******* **** *** ***** to ******* ** ** **** ****…

**** *****, ** ***** ***.

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******, * ****** *****,***** ********"********* *** *** ******** ***** **** proper ******* ** *** ********* *** been **** ** **********" *** ***** Wyze **** * **** ** **** cause:

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******,**** ******** ** **** ***** *********** ****:

*** **** ********** *********** **** ****** and *** ******* *** ** ****** settlement ***********. **** *** ********* * waiver ** ******* **** **** ********** but *** *** *** ******** **** a ******. **** ****** ** ******* time ** ****** * ****** ** service **** ********** **, ** **** waiver ** *** ********, ** **** formal ******* *** *** ***** **********.

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***** ******* ***** ** **** ***************:

** ******** **, ****, ********* ********* indicating **** ********** ********** ************ *** thus *** *** ******* ** *** 90-day ******* *********** *** ***** ** Fed. *. ***. *. *(*). ***. ## **, **. *** ***** ************ Plaintiff’s ******** *** ****** ******* *** Minute ***** ** **** *****.

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******:**** *** *** ********* *** ****. ***** ****** ** ********** *** does *** ******* *** ****** *********** or ******** ******** ** **** ********.

******, ** ********, **** **** *** court **** "******* *** ** ****** ********** ***********". It ** ******** **** **** ******* a ********** *** *** ****** ***** no ******* ** *** ********** ** those ***********.

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