Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Fusion Garage claims Arrington's attacks are "unfounded"

updated 07:55 pm EST, Thu December 17, 2009

Company taking pre-orders for JooJoo tablet

Fusion Garage on Thursday responded to the lawsuit filed by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch.The company claims it has already received $3 million in funding, while a second round will be announced sometime in the next few weeks. Fusion has maintained that its Joojoo tablet design is separate from the CrunchPad, while the manufacturing will also be handled by a different supplier.

Fusion also claims that Arrington's promise of hardware development support "proved to be hollow." The company denies that the joojoo utilizes intellectual property owned by Petragon, the original manufacturer that was expected to produce the CrunchPad.

"Since our first public statements on the joojoo, we have taken the high road regarding past interactions with Arrington and TechCrunch," Fusion Garage claims. "We find Arrington's ongoing attempts to bully public opinion and members of the media to be the sad rants of a person championing a losing cause."

A recent report suggests Arrington has yet to present any contracts or other agreements proving sole ownership of the tablet design, while the CruchPad trademark was only filed after Fusion Garage parted from the project. The legal process is in the beginning stages, however, and further developments may clarify the ownership dispute. [via Gizmodo]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. facebook_Jerry

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Dec 2009

    0

    Color Tablet Hits the Market

    Amazing Color Tablet hits the market: http://www.ereaderuniverse.com/page/camangi-webstation-1

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News