Heart Rate Monitoring Wearables at Issue in New Dominion Harbor Campaign
Four months after RPX noted the assignment of eight patents from Impact Sports Technologies to Health Watch, LLC, the latter has kicked off a litigation campaign, suing Huawei (2:18-cv-00209) and Samsung (2:18-cv-00210) in the Eastern District of Texas. Each new complaint asserts the same six patents from the eight received, all generally related to a real-time vital sign monitoring device. The defendants are accused of infringement through the manufacture and sale of smartwatches and smartphones that interact to provide health monitoring features. Health Watch’s new complaints allege that “[o]ther heart rate monitor products, before the innovations of Impact Sports, either required a chest belt, were not continuous, or were inaccurate or inconvenient during exercise or daily activities”, the following paragraphs of the pleading replete with references to the common specification for purported inventive aspects of the asserted patents’ claims.