Yuneec Sued By DJI Over Drone Technology

Ontario, California-based Yuneec, the Inland Empire-based consumer drone manufacturer which recently unveiled a drone platform with 4K video at CES, has been sued by competitor DJI, claiming patent infringement on two of its patents. In the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court, Central District of California, DJI claimed that Yuneec violated its patent on an interchangable, gimbal-based mounting system for cameras on its drones. Both DJI and Yuneec are Chinese companies, however, Yuneec recently set up its U.S. headquarters in Ontario. DJI pointed to that new office, and sales of Yuneec's products at a local Best Buy, in establishing the lawsuit in the court. The lawsuit (SZ Dji Technology Co. Ltd and DJI Europe B.V. vs. Yuneec International Co. Ltd and Yuneec USA Inc.) was filed for DJI By Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.