Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chic”) is determined to protect its rights in its hoverboard products and technologies. Starting early August 2016, Chic sent cease-and-desist letters to more than a dozen sellers of certain Swagway hoverboards that Chic believes violate Chic’s patent rights.
On August 19, 2016 (U.S. time), Chic filed a complaint for patent infringement against Swagway in the United States Court for the Northern District of California. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP represents Chic in the lawsuit.
This is the second lawsuit Chic has initiated against certain Swagway hoverboards. The first case was filed in China this July against Shenzhen Zhouwu Technology Co., Ltd. (“Zhouwu”). In June 2016, Chic requested that Shenzhen Customs inspect a total of four containers of hoverboards. Customs was able to inspect two of those containers, which included hoverboards bearing Swagway’s SWAGTRON brand. In July 2016, Customs informed Chic that the products were detained (two batches totaling 2,520 units). Chic understands that Zhouwu posted a bond and that the products have since been released and exported. To address what Chic believes is an infringement of its rights, Chic filed a complaint for patent infringement against Zhouwu with the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court. The Court accepted the case on July 12th and the case is proceeding according to the court schedule.