LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW -- After filing a patent infringement action and an emergency motion for injunctive relief in Nevada Federal District Court, Future Motion Inc. has obtained a temporary restraining order preventing the exhibition of allegedly infringing products at CES by Changzhou First International Trade Co., Ltd ("CZ-First").
Future Motion believes CZ-First's product, the "Surfing Electric Scooter," blatantly and deliberately copies the look and function of Future Motion's Onewheel® product, thereby infringing two of Future Motion's issued U.S. patents. As part of the injunctive relief granted by the Nevada Federal District Court, the accused "Surfing Electric Scooter" products and other evidence of patent infringement have been seized by the U.S. Federal Marshals Service pending the outcome of Future Motion's patent infringement complaint.
"Knocking off an invention that is patented and carefully quality-controlled is a disservice and unsafe to consumers. Future Motion welcomes fair competition, but companies that simply mimic Onewheel® without the same technical know-how and safety assurances pose a threat not just to Future Motion, but to consumers and the industry at large," said Kyle Doerksen, CEO, Inventor and Chief Engineer, Future Motion. "We will continue to vigorously defend our intellectual property rights around the world."
About Future Motion
Founded in 2013, Future Motion Inc. is a pioneering new entrant to the board sports world. Future Motion is committed to designing and developing inspiring vehicles that include both elegant form and unprecedented function. Future Motion's first product, Onewheel®, exemplifies its dedication to crafting products that bridge recreation and transportation.
Onewheel® launched successfully at CES 2014. Future Motion is based in Santa Cruz, California and is a privately held company focused on the development of advanced personal vehicles.
Eric Hausken, Consort Partners for Future Motion
SOURCE Future Motion Inc.