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Textron Wins Patent Lawsuit against DJI, Jury Awards Damages

In a recent ruling by a jury in Texas, U.S. conglomerate Textron, which runs aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses, won a patent infringement lawsuit against DJI, a Chinese commercial drone maker.

U.S. Defense Department Updates List of Chinese Military Companies

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense released the names of additional "Chinese military companies" that are "operating directly or indirectly in the United States," pursuant to the statutory requirement of Section 1260H of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Congress Presses Biden Administration on Use of DJI Drones

At a recent U.S. Senate hearing, two Republican Senators pressed Biden administration officials on their Departments' use of Chinese-made drones.

DJI Feels Impact of U.S. Export Controls

Reports indicate that an American software design firm has stopped providing services to Chinese drone maker DJI, in response to U.S. export controls.

India Bans Most Drone Imports, Chinese Company DJI Most Affected

India recently banned most imports of drones, a policy shift that will have a big impact on Chinese drone makers such as DJI. The ban will shield the Indian industry from this Chinese competition, but how effective it will be in developing domestic manufacturing is unclear.

Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Chinese Drone Purchases with U.S. Grant Funding

U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves (R-LA) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) introduced legislation that would prohibit certain federal grants from being used to purchase drones that are manufactured and engineered by companies associated with the Chinese government.

Republican Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Ban DJI Drones

Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) each introduced legislation that would add Chinese drone company Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Covered List.
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