Future Motion, a California startup, claims that Changzhou infringed two patents for its Onewheel scooter, pictured here. (credit: Future Motion)
Two United States Marshals raided a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday afternoon, walking away with several one-wheeled electric scooters.
The company that makes the scooters, Changzhou First International Trade Co., was sued by an American company, Future Motion, on two claims of alleged patent infringement.
Changzhou hasn’t made any formal legal response, or yet had a chance to defend itself against the claims. Future Motion’s lawyers filed their motion in federal court in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and then had a hearing by telephone on Wednesday. After the hearing, which lasted just seven minutes, US District Judge Miranda Du issued an order that Changzhou’s products be seized and that it stop sales.
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