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Fitbit, Jawbone Spar Over Validity Of 3 Fitness Patents

Law360, San Francisco (January 5, 2017, 6:45 PM EST) -- Fitbit Inc. and Jawbone Inc. sparred over three wearable fitness tracker patents in California federal court Thursday, with Jawbone arguing that Fitbit’s patents use conventional technology to implement abstract ideas making them invalid for protection under the high court’s Alice Corp. ruling.

Jawbone’s attorney E. Lindsay Calkins of Susman Godfrey LLP said in a hearing in San Jose that Fitbit’s patents don’t provide an innovative solution to a technological problem, as required under Alice ruling, which held that abstract ideas implemented on a computer cannot be...
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