Nike, Apple Duck Antitrust Claims In IPod Fitness IP Row

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Monday threw out an inventor's antitrust allegations against Nike Inc., Apple Inc. and others over Nike+ fitness monitoring products used with iPods and other items, ruling that a patent infringement suit was not the proper avenue to address such claims.

U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady granted motions to dismiss antitrust claims filed by defendants Nike, PhatRat LLC and PhatRat's patent attorney Curtis Vock of Lathrop & Gage LLP, tossing much of inventor Erik B. Cherdak's lawsuit.

"The antitrust laws are directed at protecting market competition, not at protecting the inherent monopoly power and benefits provided under...

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