Bedford, New Hampshire, USA and Beijing, China – September 16, 2015 – Segway Inc. (“Segway”), the world’s leading provider of personal electronic transportation, along with DEKA Products Limited Partnership and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd., (“Ninebot”), announced today that on September 11 it filed a Complaint for Patent Infringement in the United States District Court For the District of Delaware against Inventist, Inc. The Complaint alleges that Inventist is infringing several of DEKA’s patents, which are licensed to Segway and Ninebot.
“We took the decisive step of filing this lawsuit, with the support of DEKA, to protect our products against infringement and copying, as well as to send a clear message that companies will be held accountable if they breach Segway patents,” said Rod Keller, President, Segway. “The strategic combination of Ninebot and Segway earlier this year enabled a renewed focus on intelligent hardware development. However, as we evolve, it’s imperative that we aggressively defend our fundamental patents.”
The case caption is Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. v. Inventist, Inc., C.A. No. 1:15-cv-00808. It may be viewed in its entirety here.
Segway Inc., based in Bedford, New Hampshire, USA, is the world’s leading provider of personal electric transportation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ninebot Limited. Its international network currently includes more than 250 distributor, dealer and experience center retail points in 80 countries. For more information about Segway, visit www.segway.com.
Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ninebot Limited, which is a privately held company registered in the Cayman Islands and headquartered in Beijing, China. Its business focuses on research and development, manufacturing and sales of short-distance transportation products. Its main investors include Sequoia Capital, Xiaomi Corporation and ShunWei TMT Capital. For more information about Ninebot, visit www.ninebot.com.
Suzanne Dumaresq, Public Relations & Marketing Communications Manager, Segway Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 866.960.8575