U.S. International Trade Commission Opens Investigation Into Infringement Of Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) Patents And Copyrights

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The investigation is opened following a joint amended complaint filed by Segway® and DEKA Research and Development Corporation.

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The Segway PT is an iconic American product that is protected by U.S. and foreign patents. We fully intend to protect it against infringement and copying. -Rod Keller, President, Segway.

Segway Inc.(Segway), the world’s leading provider of electric personal transportation, announced today that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to open an investigation into whether products currently imported by a number of companies should be excluded from the U.S. market because they infringe Segway’s Personal Transporter (PT) patents and copyrights.

The decision to open an investigation comes after Segway, along with DEKA Research and Development Corporation (DEKA), founded by renowned inventor Dean Kamen, filed a joint amended complaint with the U.S. ITC.

"We’re pleased with the ITC’s decision to open an investigation into this matter,” said Rod Keller, President, Segway. “The Segway PT is an iconic American product that is protected by U.S. and foreign patents. We fully intend to protect it against infringement and copying.”

The complaint’s title is Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Manuals Therefor. It may be viewed in its entirety here. [U.S. International Trade Commission, ITC Docket 337-3032 (September 9, 2014) (available at http://1.usa.gov/YwVDR3)]. The ITC’s announcement to institute an investigation may be viewed here. (U.S International Trade Commission, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-935).

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Segway Inc., based in Bedford, New Hampshire, USA is the world’s leading provider of personal electric transportation. Its international network currently includes more than 250 distributor, dealer and experience center retail points in 80 countries. For more information, visit http://www.segway.com

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