You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Business

iRobot gets preliminary injunctions in Roomba patent case

Bedford’s iRobot Corp. said Friday that it has obtained preliminary injunctions from a German court over allegations that two related Chinese companies have infringed on four German patents that cover technology iRobot developed for its Roomba vacuum robots.

The Chinese companies are Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co. and Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Electronic Ltd. Shenzhen Silver Star can appeal. An attempt to reach Shenzhen Silver Star was not successful.

Continue reading below

The preliminary injunctions were served on Shenzhen Silver Star and infringing goods were seized from the company Friday at IFA, a trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin, iRobot said in a press release.

Shenzhen Silver Star manufactures vacuum-cleaning robots in China that are sold under various brand names in Europe.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week