Published: Mon, January 13, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Apple Stole Tech for Watch, Masimo Claims in Patent Suit

Apple Stole Tech for Watch, Masimo Claims in Patent Suit

Yes, you read it right, Masimo which is known for developing signal processing technology for health-related monitors has made claims against Apple Watch and its health monitoring systems.

Now the smartphone maker is accused of multiple counts of infringement among 10 different patents and both the health-related companies, Masimo and Cercacor has claimed that its non-invasive monitoring system operated with light has been stolen.

According to Bloomberg, the company, and its spinoff, Cercacor Laboratories Inc., which designs pulse oximetry devices, claims Apple stole secret information from the company by pretending to have a working relationship with Masimo, then poaching Masimo employees.

The Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Beats division is the fastest growing category of the company, with sales of more than $ 24 billion in the fiscal year that ended in September. The same employees were hired into Apple's health teams, according to Masimo.

Masimo and Cercacor are aiming to block further use of their patented inventions and are asking for unspecified damages.

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Before the "Apple Watch" was launched, Apple hired Michael O & # 39; Reilly, who had served as Medical Director and EVP of Medical Affairs at Masimo. Lamego had "unrestricted access" to confidential technical information and, shortly after starting his job at Apple, began patenting things he had learned in the company. Apple knew it was getting confidential information from the two men, the companies said. Notably, however, neither O'Reilly nor Lamego are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

The document States that in 2013 Apple wanted to do with Masimo cooperation, and in the process the representatives of the Corporation have time to look at the individual experiences of the potential partner. That would make Masimo and Cercacor owners, or at least joint owners, of those patents and applications now assigned to Apple. He has been working on Health Special Projects at Apple, and had a hand in the development of the ‌Apple Watch‌.

Apple has also been accused of incorporating someone else's patented invention into their watch without paying for it.

The lawsuit against Apple and its authors sent to one of the courts of California, the document contains the database instance.

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