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Fitbit Must Face Trimmed Immersion Suit Over 'Haptic' IP

Law360 (March 6, 2018, 10:52 PM EST) -- Fitbit Inc. lost a bid to kill infringement claims by Immersion Corp. over the wearable fitness device-maker's use of so-called "haptic" technology when a California federal judge on Monday refused to find that two of the three patents in suit were abstract and patent-ineligible.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh tossed Immersion's infringement allegations on its U.S. Patent No. 8,638,301 after finding that the asserted claims — for gathering and processing information — don't focus on an inventive concept. Processors have long received signals, analyzed them and...
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