ITC Investigates Fitbit's Alleged Infringement Of Jawbone IP

By Daniel Siegal (August 20, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Fitbit Inc. is infringing patents held by rival wearable fitness device maker Jawbone, according to a notice set for publication in Friday's Federal Register.

San Francisco-based AliphCom, which makes the Jawbone trackers, had petitioned the ITC in July to investigate whether Fitbit is infringing six of its patents and if so, to block imports of its devices under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

In the short ITC notice, which was posted online on Thursday, the agency stated that having considered the complaint, it will investigate whether Fitbit...

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