Decide guidelines for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone
Fitbit simply gained a authorized ruling invalidating the patents Jawbone was utilizing to dam it from importing its overseas-made health bands to the US. The ruling reduces the prospect for Fitbit to face an import ban from the US Worldwide Commerce Fee, however now the ITC decide is letting Jawbone sue Fitbit for stealing commerce secrets and techniques.
Fitbit has been specializing in and profitable the patent disputes, however Jawbone has been steadily reinforcing its company espionage fees. Again in March, they enlarged the case to broaden the listing of particular ex-Jawbone staff who allegedly left to provide Fitbit over 335,000 delicate paperwork. Fitbit brushed this off as an act of “desperation” as a result of Jawbone’s losses each on the ITC and within the market.
Jawbone commented on the courtroom’s choice saying that the 2 patents dominated on as we speak symbolize solely a portion of Jawbone’s case and that the ruling can be appealed. The company espionage case is scheduled for trial on Might 9 in Washington, DC.