Nike, Apple Face IP, Antitrust Claims Over Fitness Monitors

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 6:49 PM EST) -- An inventor on Monday sued Nike Inc., Apple Inc. and others in Virginia federal court, claiming the companies’ production of Nike+ products infringed two patents and violated the Sherman and Clayton acts by unlawfully restricting competition in the fitness monitoring footwear market.

Erik B. Cherdak claims the Nike+ line of products, which includes footwear, watches and heart monitors that can be hooked up to iPods and iPhones, infringe two patents covering technology measuring the distance and pace of a walk or run.

Cherdak's suit also names...
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