Lawn Wars: Robot Mowers To Vie in Court
Husqvarna defends leading position against alleged infringer Positec.
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed May 24, 2012

Husqvarna Group is taking legal action against Positec Germany GmbH claiming Positec’s Worx robotic mower infringes two of Husqvarna’s patents for robotic mower technology. As pioneers within robotic mowers and as clear market leader, Husqvarna vows to vigorously defend against infringements of its intellectual property.

We have had tremendous success with the Automower robotic mower, and welcome that other manufacturers help us to grow this market. However, all manufacturers must do their own engineering work and not just copy existing solutions. We have invested a lot of hard work and resources and will actively defend our technology against infringers, says Hans Linnarson, CEO of Husqvarna Group. This means using all available legal remedies against manufacturers and resellers who are infringing our intellectual property, where appropriate.

Husqvarna is currently involved in litigation against Positec Germany GmbH claiming patent infringement by Positec in respect of the Worx Landroid mower.

Husqvarna – pioneers in robotic mowers Husqvarna pioneered the engineering of the robotic mower in 1995, an innovation that mows lawns by itself. Husqvarna Group has since then manufactured almost 200,000 robotic mowers is now offering its third generation of robotic mowers with the Husqvarna Automower and Gardena R40Li ranges.

Husqvarna Group The Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and professional users. The Group’s products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2011 amounted to USD$3B, and the average number of employees was approximately 15,700. 

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