Sir James Dyson, one of the true kings of innovation in industrial design, is at it again with yet another radical redesign in his vacuum cleaner technology, and he stopped by the ABC News studios to reflect upon his career and to address the breaking news regarding alleged corporate espionage at his company, at the instigation of a rival manufacturer.
Dyson confirmed to us that a lawsuit has been filed against German rival Bosch for allegedly stealing company secrets through a rogue Dyson engineer. The engineer is suspected of being paid through a shell company in exchange for Dyson's company secrets, specifically regarding patented motor technology. In the past decade, Dyson has settled patent lawsuits with rivals Dirt Devil and Hoover, and Sir Dyson confided to Bill that these type of situations were some of the lowest points of a long career.
When he first began building his own line of vacuum cleaners, Dyson's major issue was that the technology had remained stagnant for too long.Read More »from Inventor advice from the Steve Jobs of Suction