Posts Tagged: wearable technology


Sportbrain files smartwatch fitness tracker patent suits against Apple, HP, Michael Kors and New Balance

At the center of each lawsuit is the assertion of a single patent covering personal data collection technology integrated into a series of smartwatches. The patent-in-suit asserted …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 2

IP Strategies for Digital Health Products and Services: What Can You Protect in a Data-Driven World?

Disruptive innovation, like what we are seeing in the health care industry, often causes disruption elsewhere, and the legal landscape is no exception. The life cycle of …
By Maia H. Harris
4 years ago 0

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform highlights innovations in targeted-purpose wearables

While the Snapdragon Wear 2100 was designed mainly for smartwatch devices, the company has more recently unveiled a new semiconductor chip product for targeted-purpose wearables. The Snapdragon Wear 1100, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Best IP Protection Strategies for Wearable Tech Development

The key for wearable tech developers is to identify which elements to protect with IP assets, and which elements of know-how and confidential information they want to …

Samsung world’s 2nd-most active patenting company, invents user authentication and wearable tech

In 2015, Samsung took home the second-greatest number of patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with 5,072 U.S. patents, which trailed only perennial patent giant …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Developer of biometric wearable technology sues Apple, Fitbit for patent infringement

If the allegations in the Valencell complaint against Apple proves to be true, the dispute between Valencell and Apple yet another example of a small company that …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 3

Fitbit alleges patent infringement in growing market for fitness tracking devices

On November 2, 2015, San Francisco-based Fitbit Inc. filed a Section 337 complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) against AliphCom (d/b/a Jawbone) and BodyMedia, Inc. (Investigation No. …
By William Cory Spence
5 years ago 0

The Top 10 Patent Applications of 2015

Innovation in the automotive sector was a huge story, both for the types of technologies being developed and the companies pursuing the R&D in that field. …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

BoA innovations cover security for financial transactions, wearable payment devices, cryptocurrency

Many of the patents we noticed in our recent survey of BofA technologies are related to enhanced security methods for financial transactions, such as the innovation protected …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Recent Sony patents focus on video gaming, head-mounted displays

Sony is one of the giants of the patenting world and in 2014, it placed 4th among all companies receiving patent grants from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 2

The Internet of Things Patent Landscape for Wearables

Technology is in a constant state of evolution, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. The top five emerging markets for the IoT – medical, fitness …
By Julia Elvidge
5 years ago 0

Samsung innovation surges ahead in mobile payments, automotive tech and robotics

Samsung’s smart television technologies, which utilize an IP address to provide additional content to complement typical broadcast television, will get a boost from the innovation described …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Microsoft invents cloud-based driver warning systems, hover-based gaming controls

Microsoft is often found soaring high atop the intellectual property world in terms of the patents it’s issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Samsung pulls ahead in wearables, sets sights on medical innovation

In 2014, Samsung Electronics was second overall among companies receiving U.S. patents with approximately 13.5 patents every day over the course of a year. While much of Samsung's …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Apple and Samsung draw battle lines in the smartwatch sector

The next few months will be important ones for the coming smartwatch revolution. April 24th marks the date that the first Apple Watches will be available for …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 2