BEDFORD, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Segway
Inc. (Segway), the world’s leading provider of electric personal
transportation, announced today that the U.S. International Trade
Commission (ITC) ruled in its favor and has issued a General Exclusion
Order, a Limited Exclusion Order and a Cease and Desist Order in
connection with products imported by a number of companies because they
infringe certain patents and a copyright covering Segway’s Personal
The General Exclusion Order is particularly significant because it
blocks importation of all products from all sources that infringe a
broad patent covering Segway’s PTs. It will be enforced at the border by
U.S. Customs, which will exclude all infringing imports from entry into
the United States. Segway will work with both Customs and the ITC to
support effective implementation of the order.
The Orders were issued in the case initiated by Segway along with DEKA
Research and Development Corporation (DEKA), founded by Dean Kamen,
titled Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Manuals
Therefor. They may be viewed in their entirety here.
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 www.segway.com.
Segway and the Segway ‘flyguy’ logo are registered trademarks of
Segway Inc. Trademarks not owned by Segway are the property of their
respective owners as designated.
Suzanne Dumaresq, 866.960.8575