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Boston Dynamics sues Ghost Robotics for copying its robot dog

Boston Dynamics says Ghost has ripped off its patented robot dog design

November 16, 2022 / 06:04 PM IST
(Image Courtesy: Boston Dynamics)

(Image Courtesy: Boston Dynamics)

Boston Dynamics, the American engineering and robotics company, has sued Ghost Robotics. The company has said that Ghost infringed on its design patents, calling into question two specific models it makes - Vision 60 and Spirit 40 - which are quadruped robots.

"Innovation is the lifeblood of Boston Dynamics, and our roboticists have successfully filed approximately 500 patents and patent applications worldwide," Boston Robotics said in a statement to TechCrunch.

"We welcome competition in the emerging mobile robotics market, but we expect all companies to respect intellectual property rights, and we will take action when those rights are violated".

The lawsuit says that Boston Dynamics sent a legal letter to Ghost on July 2020, followed by several cease and desist letters. The Hyundai-owned Boston Dynamics is seeking unspecified damages.