Pender’s initial determination and recommendation is now before the ITC Commissioners, with a final determination expected by October 25, 2018. If approved, the exclusion order as to the infringing products will go into effect upon publication of the commissioners’ final determination, regardless of further appeals, the company said.
“This determination validates the strength of iRobot’s patent portfolio. We are pleased that the judge found several claims infringed and valid for the remaining asserted patents,” said Colin Angle, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of iRobot. “We are in the process of reviewing the remainder of the initial determination and determining how to respond. We believe strongly in the validity and strength of our patents and remain committed to stopping infringement of our patented technologies.”