Jawbone Hits Rival Fitbit With Third Complaint In Two Months

By Y. Peter Kang (July 9, 2015, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Fitbit Inc. has been slapped with the third suit in two months by rival Jawbone, which is urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of Fitbit's wearable fitness trackers that it says infringe on its patents.

Jawbone contends that virtually all of Fitbit's devices, including the Zip, One, Flex, Charge, Charge HR and Surge products, infringe one or more of its patents or patents it obtained when it acquired BodyMedia Inc. in 2013 for $100 million, according to the complaint filed Tuesday.

San Francisco-based AliphCom, which makes the Jawbone trackers, also accuses Fitbit of poaching its employees who allegedly...

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