Last month, a federal jury in Texas found DJI guilty of infringing on Textron, a US technology company, and ordered IT to pay $279 million in damages.
In an official statement, DJI said it “strongly opposes” the ruling and that it would “actively pursue all possible means” to defend its legal rights.
However, a few days ago, some domestic media said that “DJI refused to pay a huge fine of 2 billion yuan”. However, this was an outright “false news”, or the information that DJI itself did not confirm, but in their mouth, they directly characterized it as “refusal”, and they also imposed a fine of nearly 60 million yuan.
According to China Securities News, for the recent “DJI refused to pay the fine”, “DJI withdrawal from the US market” and other rumors, DJI related people made a clear denial, he pointed out: DJI has not passed on the relevant information in any company official statement or external communication. At the same time, DJI said that the Textron patent case, the company will appeal to resolutely defend its rights and interests.
Back to the fine, according to the judgment of the US court, DJI is suspected of infringement of two patents, “vehicle following” and “automatic hovering”, but in fact, DJI was registered as early as 2009, while Textron used a patent in 2011 to Sue DJI for infringement.
What’s more interesting is that the lawsuit started on April 17, 2023 with a fine of $367 million, which was changed to $279 million on April 21, but DJI is apparently fighting the fine to the end.