Source: The Korea Times
quote: It should be noted that these patents are now expired.
quote: The Hoover Mach3 is an example.
quote: I personally think bagless is overrated, and I think a lot of their bad reputation is because most people have never used a high quality bagged vaccume. If you compare Mielle and Dyson side by side you'll probably be very surprised.
quote: The lawsuit was about steering. Dyson has that ball in back, and they felt Samsung's implementation of basically the same idea was infringing.
quote: In essence, it was a 'we invented a certain kind of steering', and although Samsung uses a different mechanism, it steers the same way. Stupid lawsuit.
quote: Samsung Countersues Dyson for $9.43 Million USD Over "Copied" Vacuum Design
quote: damaged its image by making Samsung look like a constant patent burglar.