Velodyne Seeks to Block Hesai’s Lidar Sensor Devices From U.S.

Aug. 16, 2019, 2:49 PM

Velodyne Lidar filed a patent-infringement complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, seeking to block imports of 3-D LiDar Devices made by China’s Hesai Photonics Technology, according to a notice posted on the agency’s website.

Velodyne also sued Hesai in federal court in San Francisco, accusing its rival of copying its “audacious and revolutionary invention.” Lidar sensors are used in drones and autonomous vehicles.

“The heart of this case is the story of how Mr. Hall and Velodyne made that invention, persevered through criticism and adversity, changed the course of history by making autonomous vehicles a reality, and ...

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