Trio of New Suits Takes Aim at Smart Water Bottles

  • July 24, 2021
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Mobile Communications and Devices

Inventor-controlled Xennial IP LLC has sued Alphabet (Fitbit) (1:21-cv-01051) and Hidrate (1:21-cv-01050) in the District of Delaware and Apple (5:21-cv-01405) in the Northern District of Ohio. The plaintiff targets provision of the Hidrate Spark STEEL and/or the Hidrate Spark 3 smart water bottles and featured integration capabilities through the defendants’ wrist activity trackers, including the Apple Watch and FitBit. Two patents generally directed to a “communicative sports water bottle” equipped with a display and sensors have been asserted in each case.

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