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Drone Patent Wars Grow Ahead of DJI’s Latest Product Launch

  • Shenzhen-based drone maker seeks ruling of non-infringement
  • DJI FPV Aircraft and Motion Controller set for March 2 release
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For months, drone aficionados have followed coverage on hobbyist websites of rumors and leaks about SZ DJI Technology Co.’s new drone. On Wednesday, DJI even posted on its website a teaser video in anticipation of the release.

But before launching its latest generation aircraft on March 2, DJI, the world’s biggest maker of drones, headed to court to fend off a potential patent-infringement lawsuit from a litigious rival based in Minnesota.