intellectual property

By Aditi Pai March 16, 2016
Jawbone has added a new defendant to one of its cases against Fitbit. This case is the one in which Jawbone alleges Fitbit poached employees who stole Jawbone trade secrets, according to Fortune. In the amended filing, Jawbone added Fitbit employee Jing Qi “Gee” Weiden, who was a former Jawbone employee, to the defendants. Weiden allegedly sent sensitive Jawbone company files to her Fitbit...
By Jonah Comstock May 27, 2013
When Jawbone acquired BodyMedia last month, it made a big splash in the health and fitness tracker space: the two companies are both major, visible players in the quick-moving field, and we predicted that the acquisition would make other competitors like Fitbit and Basis nervous, and possibly lead to further acquisitions and mergers in the field. MobiHealthNews caught up with former BodyMedia CEO...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2013
AirStrip Cardiology iPad San Antonio, Texas-based Airstrip and Camden, NJ-based mVisum recently announced that they had settled the lawsuit AirStrip brought against mVisum in October 2012 for allegedly infringing on AirStrip’s patent for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. The settlement will see mVisum continuing to sell its products as long as those products aren't...
By MHN Staff March 22, 2013
By Orion Armon, IP Litigation practice group, Cooley LLP Since 2009, medical device companies obtained permanent injunctions in 80 percent of cases in which courts ruled on post-trial motions for injunctive relief. The medical device injunction win rate was ten percentage points higher than the win rate for patent owners in other technology areas. Beginning in 2001, companies began filing large...
By MHN Staff October 23, 2012
By Orion Armon, IP Litigation practice group, Cooley LLP Until now, the mHealth industry has experienced relatively few patent infringement conflicts, and little or no litigation instituted by non-practicing entities. But these trends may be disrupted within the next few years.  Companies in the medical device, computer, networking, and communications industries are all patenting in the mHealth...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2012
San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies announced this week that it had secured a US patent in late August that covers its methodology for mobilizing physiologic data to smartphone, tablets, and other devices. AirStrip's core product has been its mobile patient monitoring platform, which it offers to large healthcare facilities, but the company claims the patent impacts consumer-facing mobile...