Husqvarna Group is taking legal action against Positec Germany GmbH claiming Positec's Worx robotic mower infringes two of Husqvarna's patents for robotic mower technology.
Husqvarna is currently involved in litigation against Positec Germany GmbH claiming patent infringement by Positec in respect of the Worx Landroid mower.
CEO of Husqvarna Group Hans Linnarson said, "We have had tremendous success with the Automower robotic mower, and welcome that other manufacturers help us to grow this market. However, all manufacturers must do their own engineering work and not just copy existing solutions. We have invested a lot of hard work and resources and will actively defend our technology against infringers. This means using all available legal remedies against manufacturers and resellers who are infringing our intellectual property, where appropriate."
Husqvarna introduced its robotic mower in 1995, an innovation that mows lawns by itself. Husqvarna Group has since then manufactured almost 200,000 robotic mowers is now offering its third generation of robotic mowers with the Husqvarna Automower and Gardena R40Li ranges.
The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and professional users. The Group's products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 32 billion, and the average number of employees was approximately 15,000.