July 9, 2018
After filing a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California roughly a year ago, San Jose-based Immersion has settled its beef with Fitbit, the former announced in a statement. The terms of the settlement and license agreement reached by the two companies were not disclosed in the announcement.
Immersion took issue with the haptic feedback technology featured in...
May 24, 2018
This week Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices for medications, filed a new legal claim against former partner MedImpact Healthcare System alleging greed and misconduct while describing the company as a “peddler of opioids.”
This claim comes as a second amendment to another ongoing lawsuit between the two companies, which seeks a trial by jury...
April 9, 2018
Apple’s heart rate monitoring technology has come under fire after Anne Arbor, Michigan-based Omni MedSci filed a lawsuit against the tech giant for patent infringement. The suit — which was filed in US District Court, Eastern District Texas, Marshall Division — alleges that Apple willfully infringed on patent pending laser technology developed by Omni MedSci’s principal, Dr. Mohammed Islam, that...
January 29, 2018
Health IT unicorn Outcome Health settled a three-month legal battle with investors, and as part of that deal, cofounders CEO Rishi Shah and President Shrada Agarwal will step down.
Shah and Agarwal will no longer be part of daily management and will instead act as chairman and vice chairman.
As part of the settlement, the pair will also join the investors — which include Goldman Sachs, Google’s...
December 4, 2017
When Texas passed its telemedicine law in May, Teladoc told MobiHealthNews that the passage of the law would functionally end the long lawsuit between Teladoc and the Texas State Medical Board. Last week that became official, as the telemedicine company officially announced the end of the suit.
"Effective today, Teladoc has voluntarily dismissed the longstanding lawsuit in Texas," the company...
October 17, 2017
Opternative, a Chicago-based digital health company that offers an online refractive eye exam service to help consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts, is suing online glasses retailer Warby Parker in New York District Court. The suit alleges that Warby Parker's Prescription Check offering (launched in May) was based on proprietary information and technology obtained from Opternative...
May 25, 2017
New York City-based Blink Health, a well-funded digital health company that makes an app and online tool to help consumers find low prices on medications, is the target of a $30 million lawsuit filed by one of its early investors, Michael Karsch, who is claiming the company and its founders are guilty of a number of illegal actions including fraud, concealment, breach of contract, unjust...
November 9, 2016
Teladoc and the Texas Medical Board have asked for, and received, a stay in their ongoing lawsuit. The case will resume in Western Texas District Court on April 19, 2017.
The case, which concerns whether anti-telemedicine regulations levvied by the board constitute a violation of antitrust laws, was set to resume after the board withdrew an appeal to the Fifth Circuit court. But both parties...
October 20, 2016
(Updated with a statement from the American Optometric Association)
Opternative, a Chicago-based digital health company that offers an online refractive eye exam service that helps consumers get prescriptions for glasses or contacts, has teamed up with the Institute of Justice to sue the state of South Carolina, alleging that a new law restricting online eye exams is anticompetitive and...
February 12, 2016
Updated with statement from Fitbit.
Fitbit's ongoing legal battle with Jawbone about patents has heated up recently, as Fitbit claims that certain Jawbone patents are overly broad and thus invalid. Fitbit is challenging a Jawbone patent before the US Patent and Trade Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board as well as asking the ITC to throw out three others based on a Supreme Court precedent....