Apple Hit With IP Suit Over Watch's Health Data Tracking Tech

Law360 (January 9, 2020, 10:45 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. poached key employees from medical device maker Masimo Corp. and swiped some of the company's trade secrets and patent-protected technology for use in the Apple Watch series of products, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court.

Masimo said Apple approached the company in 2013 to talk about potentially collaborating on photoplethysmograph technology, which can track heart rate, blood oxygen levels and other health indicators by measuring how light passes through body tissue.

However, Masimo said, "after what seemed to Masimo to have been productive meetings, Apple quickly began trying to hire Masimo employees, including engineers and...

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