SportBrain Remains Pertinacious in the Face of Ongoing Reissue Proceedings and Instituted IPR Trial

February 10, 2017

Since January 2016, SportBrain Holdings LLC has added roughly 80 defendants to the campaign that it began in 2012. The latest set, all sued since the beginning of February 2017, include Apple (1:17-cv-01009), BLOCKS Wearables (1:17-cv-00982), Frederique Constant (1:17-cv-01056), HP (1:17-cv-00981), Michael Kors (1:17-cv-00980), New Balance (1:17-cv-00984), and Razer (1:17-cv-00983). (The NPE also refiled its case against AliphCom (d/b/a Jawbone) (1:17-cv-01055) after dismissing an earlier complaint against the company, without prejudice, in June 2016.) As in SportBrain’s previous suits, the new defendants’ wearable computing devices, including fitness trackers, smartwatches, and their associated apps and devices, are accused of infringing a single patent (7,454,002) generally related to portable computing devices that wirelessly receive and integrate personal data.

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