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For hoverboards at CES, patents are a marquee feature

Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology has framed copies of its patents - filed in the US, Europe and Japan - at its booth

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About a dozen companies at CES are hawking hoverboards and products resembling Segways.

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THE Consumer Electronics Show is usually a place for technology companies to brag about how much faster, lighter, and thinner their products are than ones from competitors. Staff from the various hoverboard companies exhibiting at the world's largest gadget conference last week were