The final determination confirms Judge Thomas Pender’s recommendation for a limited exclusion order to prevent the importation into the United States of infringing robotic vacuum products from Hoover and bObsweep, among others, said iRobot.
Following the determination, a mandatory 60-day presidential review period will begin, during which the US President may modify the ITC’s final determination.
The ITC’s exclusion order will exclude the following products from the US market: bObsweep’s Classic, Pet, PetHair, PetHair Plus, Standard, and Junior robotic vacuum products; and Hoover’s Quest 1000 robotic vacuum products.
iRobot introduced the Roomba Vacuuming Robot in 2002. Since then, the company has sold more than 20 million robots.