DJI and Autel have been battling in court since the drone industry's dominant force sued the upstart for patent infringement back in 2016. The initial suit was filed because, as many industry watchers
I hope this is not the case, but if Autel goes out of business, will their drones go up in price as they become extinct? Kinda like the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 went up 35% when DJI declared the P4Ps as discontinued.
If Autel loses the law suit, the compensation to DJI can be enough to sink the ship. or at least cripple it enough, to prevent further R&D and then DJI will go for the kill.Oh I do not think Autel will go out of business because of this but I also think DJI is the type of company that will kick Autel when they are down. So I suspect more legal things will come from this, kind of like it just opened the door for DJI to go in for the kill
Something like this?Winning is one thing, Paying is another Ever heard of the $1 million dollar Polish Lottery. $1 a year for a Million Years.
All they did was dismiss a motion that would have allowed more discovery, and a deeper look at DJI's books. Far from over. Every other aspect of the case will proceed forward. This was almost a frivolous filing considering the strength of their argument on the copywrite infringement.
Altitude limiting? I have never been limited. I haven't flown at 2,625' yet though. I understand that some of you do climb a mountain with your Evo and this may limit you, but I like my drones closer to home.Just one more thing to make me hate dji, like I needed another.
I doubt Autel's going anywhere either, but if they ever do, I hope they put out one last FW update unlocking everything, turning on the 900 MHz radios, and turning off altitude limiting!
It all goes back to my philosophy of- I bought it, I should be able to own it with all of its abilities, not with some locked down by the manufacturer. That's my issue with dji. They see their drones as still their property that they can limit how they want, when they want.Altitude limiting? I have never been limited. I haven't flown at 2,625' yet though. I understand that some of you do climb a mountain with your Evo and this may limit you, but I like my drones closer to home.