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Apple sued by biometric specialist for allegedly copying its heart rate tech

January 5, 2016 - Uncategorized

Biometric specialist Valencell has filed two separate lawsuits alleging that both Apple and Fitbit have incorporated its patented heart rate monitor technology into their smartwatches. The company details meetings that it had with people from both teams about licensing its work, including one with Fitbit at CES in 2014, but says no formal agreements were made before both companies launched their relevant wearables last year. The accusations refer to the Apple Watch, the Fitbit Charge HR, plus the Surge, which is used by Barack Obama. Naming specific Apple employees the company met with, as well as IP addresses linked to Apple that…

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