Fitbit Cleared Of Jawbone's Trade Secret Claims At ITC

Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2016, 10:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission terminated an investigation into whether Fitbit Inc. stole trade secrets from Jawbone on Thursday, saying that it did not find a need to review an earlier decision that cleared Fitbit Inc. of the allegations.

Jawbone had first alleged that Fitbit stole its trade secrets and infringed six patents, but an administrative law judge in August found that Fitbit or fellow respondent Flextronics did not appropriate any trade secrets in violation of the Tariff Act. The patents had previously been rendered ineligible. 

Jawbone in September filed a petition for review regarding the trade secret misappropriation claim. Each...

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