In the Matter of Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor, and Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof
Investigation No. 337-TA-1007/1021
Claims: Patent and Trademark Infringement
Technology: Self-Balancing Electric Scooters
Scope of Involvement: Report, Deposition, Hearing Testimony
Segway, and its parent company Ninebot, brought suit against several respondents who were accused of importing infringing one-wheel and two-wheel self-balancing electric scooters. Ocean Tomo offered testimony related to the existence of a domestic industry, the appropriate remedy and bond, and the commercial success of the patented and accused products.
Complainants prevailed on its trademark infringement claims and, consistent with the opinions offered by Ocean Tomo, the ALJ found the existence of a domestic industry and recommended cease and desist and limited exclusion orders. Those findings were later affirmed by the Commission’s final determination.