Wyze Sues Xiaomi

By Isabella Cheng, Published Jul 20, 2021, 08:51am EDT

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.

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

**** **** ******, ****** the ***** *** * declaratory ******** **** ******'* robot ****** ****** ** invalid, *** **** **** has *** ********* *** patent. *****-**** *********** ***** ** **** 15, ****, ** **********:

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******* ********(********* ***** ** ********) is * ****** ******* and ***** ***** **** **** ** robot ****** ********.

**** ******* ** **** a ***** ****** **** Wyze***** ** ****** ********* for $***.**:

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

*** ***** ****** ****** is *********** *** *******. iRobot, *** ******* **** sells *******,*** ~$*.* ******* *** in ******* ** ****. *** ***** ****** market ** ***** ******** billions ** ******* *** is ************ *******. ***** is * *** ** incentive *** **** ** market *** ******* ***.

**** *** **** ~$** million ** ***** ******* so *** **** ****, IPVM ********* **** ****** records. **** **** *** last * ******, **** imported ~*.* ******* ****** of *******. ** ~** pounds *** ******, **** has **** ~***,*** *******. Assuming **** ***** **** vacuum ** $***, *** company *** ********* $** million ******* ** *** last * ****** *****. At **** *****, **** could **** * ******* plus ******* **** ******* alone ** *** **** year.

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************ ******* **** ****'* planned ********* ****** ******** IOT ********, **** ** positioned ** **** **** more. **** ** ******* one ** *** *******-******* IoT *****-*** ** *** US,********* ~$** ******* ** 2019 *******. **** ********* **** made ~$*** ******* **** year. *******, **** ****** be *********** ** **** selling ******* *** ** it ******* **** ******* other *** *****, ** could **** ******* **** faster. ******, ******, ******* an *** ***** ** China,******** ~$** ******* *** in ******* **** ****, ********** *** *********** market **** **** ***** tap ****.

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

**** ***** **** ******* after ********* * ****** from ****** ******* **** Xiaomi *** ********* * report ** ******, ********* Wyze's ******* ********* ********* **,***,***.

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

****** '*** ** * patent ***“********** ******** ****** *** Wind **** ********* ** Same" ****** ** ****** and ******** ** ***** 30, **** *** ****** priority ** * ******* patent ***** ***** **, 2016. *** ****** ********* an "********** ******** ******", its **********, *** *** device's * **** ***** that **** ****** ** from *** ******.

******'* ****** ************ ****** robots ******* *****, **** as *** ****** **** iRobot. *******, ****** ****** existing ****** "** *** have ********* ********** *** the * **** *****":

**** ******** ********** ******** devices, **** ** *** Roomba ****** ******** ***** from ******, ****** **** path ********** ********* *** wind *****. *******, *** existing ********** ******** ******* do *** **** ********* structures *** ***** *** wind *****. ** **********, although *** ******** ********** cleaning ******* *** ******* a **** *****, * dust ***, * ***, and **** *** **** ducts **** ********* ******* cross-sectional ****, ********** ** the ***** ** *** wind ***** ***** **** to ********* ******* ************.

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

***** ***** *** ******, Amazon ******* ****, ******* Wyze ***** ******* *** issue ** *** ****, either ********* ** ******** with ****** ** ************* in ******'* "******* ****** Neutral ********** *********":

*** ***** ********* ****, in ***** *** **** to ******** ** **** the ******* ******* ** Amazon, **** **** ****** resolve *** ***** **** the ****** ***** ******** or ***** ** *********** in ******’* ******* ****** Neutral ********** ********* ****** three *****.

******'* ******* ****** ******* Evaluation *********** ** ******** ****** enforcement *********, ****** ********, a *** ******** ********** ** *** procedure ********. ** * ****** holder ******** ******* ****** seller ** ********** *** patent, ** *** **** a ********* **** ******, as ****** ***. ** the ******* ********** ****** agrees ** *********** ** the *********, ****** ****** the ******* ** * third-party ****** ********* *** evaluates ******* *** ****** was ******** *********. **** procedure's ********* ******* *** relatively **** ********** **** compared ** ******** ****** infringement ** *** ***** and ********** *********** *****, $4,000 *** *****. *******, one ****** ****** *** decision, *** *** ******** is ******* **** ** the ****** ********. ** is *** * ***** decision.

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

** **** ******* ****** out *** ********* ******** with ****** *** ****** to *** ******** *********, Amazon **** ** ***** remove *** **** ****** from ******.***, *** ****'* filing.

*******, **** ******* **** Wyze ******* *** ** Xiaomi's ******* ** ***** resolving *** *****, "******* for ******** ********* **** they **** ********* ** discuss ********** ** *** infringement *********** **** ************** ***, *******, ***** not ******* **** * copy ** *** ************ report ******** *** ******** to ******."

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

**** ****** **** *** '699 ** ******** ******* because ***** *** ******, naming * ******* **** disclose "*** *********** ** the ****** ** *** '699 ******." *** * patents ***** ** **** as ***** *** *******:

  • ************- "***** *******", *********** filed ***** ****.
  • ***************- "******* *** ******** robot ******* ******** **** a ************ ***** *********", application ***** ********* ****.
  • ***************- "********** ******* ******** robot *** *** ********", application ***** *** ****.
  • ***************- "****-********* ********** ******", application ***** ******** ****.

** *** ***** ***** that *** ***** ******* are ****** ******** ** prior ***, ******* **** Xiaomi's ****** *** ******* publically *****, ******'* ****** could ** ***********.

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

** ** ******* *** the ******* ********* ** initiate * ******* ******* the ****** ******. *******, patent ******* *** *** infringer, *** *** *********'* defense ** **** *** patent ****** ** *********** because **, *** *******, existing ***** ***. *******, Wyze ** ** *** offensive ** **** ****.

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

** **** *****, *** importance ** **** * partner *** ********** **** China ************* *********. **** people ****** **** ********** over *** ***** **** Wyze *** ****** ****** from ******. **** ******* indicates **** **** **, at *** **** *****, not *** **** *********. How **** ** **** to ******** *** ************ with ***** ******** *** competitors **** ** * key ******* ** *** company's ****** *********.

Comments (4)

***** ******. ** *** become *** *** ** this **** ** ********* market, **** ******* ******** will **** ** ****** (and ***** *** ** the *******). ***** ** no ***** **** *** not ********* ** **** not ********. ** *** also ** ******* **** could ** ****** ** another ********* ** ***** case ** ***** **** nothing ** **** *** say

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*** **** ** ** the ***** ****** ********.

** **** *** ******** S6, ******** * ***'* recommend ******* *** **** the *** ***** ******* as *** *** *********.

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*** ******* ******* * profit ** **** $*** each ** *** ****. However ** **** ***** for $***. **** ********* live ** **** *** margins ** ** *** assume * **% ****** it's **** **** $** each ****** $***. **'* a ****** *** **********.

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** ****, ** **** revenue, ***** ** *** standard *** ** ****** sales ** ********. *** clarity, **'** ******* **** to ********** *** *******. Thanks.

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