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US: Jawbone files counterclaim against Fitbit’s patent suit

 |  November 2, 2015

Jawbone has filed an answer and counterclaim against Fitbit in response to the patent infringement lawsuit that Fitbit filed in early September, according to TechCrunch.

The suit Fitbit filed in September alleged that Jawbone infringed on three patents, two of which were issued in May 2015 and a third that was issued in December 2014. The two from May 2015 were “Notifications On A User Device Based On Activity Detected By An Activity Monitoring Device,” and “Biometric Monitoring Device With Heart Rate Measurement Activated By A Single User Gesture.” The third, issued at the end of last year, was “Methods for Detecting and Recording Physical Activity of Person.” The lawsuit claims Jawbone’s UP Move, UP24, UP2, UP3, and UP4 as well as the UP software interface infringe on these patents.

In the counterclaim that Jawbone filed recently, the company said that Fitbit’s suit was a “meritless patent case” that is “part of its by-any-means-necessary campaign” to slow down its competitors and maintain its position as the dominant fitness tracking device company.

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