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SharkNinja Knocks Out Another IRobot Vacuum Patent

Oct. 25, 2021, 1:34 PM

SharkNinja said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated the last of the four patents iRobot asserted against it in an infringement case pending in federal court in Boston.

  • The review board said iRobot patent 8,418,303 for a vacuum brush roller wasn’t a new idea, and cited a 1928 patent as part of the case against the Roomba maker
    • The board had previously said three other iRobot patents are invalid
  • The rulings against iRobot have the effect of “gutting iRobot’s ill-conceived effort to litigate SharkNinja out of the robotic vacuum cleaner market and limit consumer choice,” SharkNinja said in ...