Jury Awards $279 Million Verdict Against DJI In Drone Patent Lawsuit
28 / 4 / 2023
Chinese drone maker DJI has been ordered to pay $279m in damages to US aerospace company Textron after a court in Texas
ruled that two popular features on DJI drones infringed on Textron-held patents.
Textron claimed that DJI's auto-hover and vehicle-following features were based on two patents that were originally held by military
rotorcraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter, now owned by Textron.
DJI has claimed that it developed these technologies independently and will "vigorously pursue all options" to defend its legal rights.