Bloomberg Law
Nov. 14, 2022, 6:59 PMUpdated: Nov. 14, 2022, 9:31 PM

Boston Dynamics Sues for Lost Profits on Robotic-Dog Patents (1)

Christopher Yasiejko

Boston Dynamics Inc. alleges that two models of robotic dogs made by Ghost Robotics Corp. infringe as many as seven patents for “core technology” used in Boston Dynamics’ four- and two-legged robots such as Spot, designed for industrial and commercial uses.

The lawsuit targets Ghost Robotics’ quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicles, or Q-UGVs—specifically its Vision 60 and Spirit 40 products—according to a complaint filed Nov. 11 and docketed Monday in the US District Court for the District of Delaware.

Boston Dynamics claims the Q-UGVs infringe its patents, including ones related to systems and methods for robots to self-right and to negotiate ...