iRobot files motion for preliminary injunction against SharkNinja Operating
iRobot filed a motion for a preliminary injunction ordering SharkNinja Operating and its related entities to halt its sales and distribution of its Shark IQ Robot. iRobot filed its motion based on infringement of certain iRobot patents related to the Roomba i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal. The motion was filed today in the District of Massachusetts, with a hearing date to be scheduled. iRobot's preliminary injunction identifies Shark's IQ Robot, released well over a year after the Roomba i7+, for infringement of three iRobot patents: U.S. Patent No. 9,921,586; U.S. Patent No. 9,550,294; and U.S. Patent No. 9,492,048. iRobot also filed a complaint for patent infringement involving three other iRobot patents, spanning core iRobot features such as the Roomba i7+ robot's roller technology and modularity. Today's lawsuit against SharkNinja follows iRobot's win of an exclusion order against multiple respondents at the International Trade Commission.