Nautilus Takes Heart Rate Monitor IP Case To High Court

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Nautilus Inc. petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to review the revival of an infringement suit against it over a heart rate monitor, saying the Federal Circuit's acceptance of a vague claim in Biosig Instruments Inc.'s patent contradicted precedent and invited abuses from patent holders.

Nautilus said the Federal Circuit's conclusion that Biosig's patent was valid because the claims were not "insolubly ambiguous" to the courts was an overly permissive standard, diluting the Patent Act's requirement that claims be particular and distinct and contradicting the...
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