Judge Kills Patent Suit Over Altitude-Tracking Technology

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit claiming fitness accessory company Polar Electro Inc. infringed a smaller rival's patented altitude-tracking sports training technology, ruling that plaintiffs waited too long to bring the case.

Avocet Sports Technology Inc. had claimed that it tried to partner with Polar in the early 1990s to sell the technology — which allows cyclist, runners and other outdoor athletes gauge their altitude during training — but that Polar illegally copied the design and sold its own products.

On Tuesday, U.S....
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