Company seeks U.S. ban on Apple Watch over ECG patents
What you need to know
- Apple is being sued by ECG company AliveCor.
- AliveCor claims Apple infringes on three patents it holds.
- It is seeking to stop Apple from selling the Apple Watch in the U.S.
ECG company AliveCor is suing Apple over claims it infringes on three patents held by the company due to ECG technology in devices like the Apple Watch Series 6.
The company announced yesterday:
AliveCor notes a federal lawsuit it filed over the same issue in December:
Patently Apple reports the company is seeking a ban on U.S. imports of the Apple Watch, which would preclude the device from being sold in the country if the case is successful.
Apple's ECG feature is on the way to users in Vietnam and Australia with watchOS 7.4, the beta of which was seeded yesterday.
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