What you need to know
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled against Apple.
- The court says that the patent infringement lawsuit can move forward.
The Apple Watch will continue to have some patent infringement problems according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
As reported by Reuters, the court has ruled against Apple, saying that the case can go forward. Apple attempted to escape the case by claiming the patents in question, which focus on heart rate detection, were owned by a university rather than the professor who brought the suit forward.
Omni had originally sued Apple back in 2018. Islam had complained that Apple, after meeting with him several times to talk about licensing his patents, ended conversations and ended up copying his technology. The professor was on unpaid leave from his university when he applied for the patents that the case is based around.
Apple is no stranger to being a target for lawsuits over the Apple Watch. Just this year, one company sued to ban the import of the Apple Watch Series 6 into the United States and another company is attempting to block all imports of Apple Watches that feature ECG.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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