AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Claiming that Apple “copied” its Apple Watch ECG ideas, medical firm AliveCor is calling for a trial by jury over the case in California courts. Mobile medical company AliveCor has previously filed a patent infringement suit against Apple in Texas, and also asked the US International Trade Commission to ban sales of the Apple Watch. Now it is requesting a trial by jury over the patent issues, and has filed in the Northern District of California. According to the full filing, available below, AliveCor claims that Apple initially supported the company’s development of an electrocardiogram wristband, the KardiaBand. “Apple not only initially approved AliveCor’s apps… but also advertised AliveCor’s innovations to sell more Apple Watches,” says the suit. “AliveCor informed Apple about [it gaining] FDA clearance and that it intended to begin selling KardiaBands shortly along with its previously-approved Kardia and SmartRhythm apps,” continues the suit. “What AliveCor did not know is that Apple had finally realized heart health analysis was incredibly valuable to (and desired by) smartwatch users, and thus… Read full this story
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