US Marshals raided a Chinese electric skateboard company at CES

US Marshals raided a Chinese electric skateboard company at CES

US Marshals raided the CES booth of a Chinese electric skateboard company today on the grounds it was showing off a product patented by another company, according to a report in Bloomberg. The device, a one-wheeled self-balancing skateboard called the Trotter, is made by Changzhou First International Trade, and the marshals confiscated it and every piece of promotional material at the booth. Future Motion, a Silicon Valley startup that makes a similar one-wheeled electric skateboard, says it has a patent on the product and sent the marshals alongside its legal team to shut down the copycat.

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Future Motion’s device is called the OneWheel, and The Verge tried it last year and at CES 2014. Future Motion now sells the device through its…

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