Masimo is a technology company focused on designing health devices, among other things, to detect non-invasive heart rate. Ideally that's something Apple Watch did too According to Masimo they were stealing their technology, that's why they decided to sue Apple for stealing trade secrets on the Apple Watch.
The 2013 intellectual property theft
According to Bloomberg, Masimo alleges that Apple stole confidential information as if it were forming a business relationship with Masimo, then hired company employees. Masimo also believes the Apple Watch violates its ten patents. Legally, they show that Apple used the technology it promotes to use the Apple Watch heartbeat sensor
On the other hand, they explain that it all started in 2013, when Apple asked to meet with them to collaborate. They were interested in Masimo technology for possible integration into future products. Just recently started hiring Masimo employees. For example, they have hired Michael O & # 39; Reilly, a former Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Masimo.
Masimo's accusation focuses on that Apple received confidential information from Masimo as a result of the hiring of these employees. Among other things it is asking to block Apple's use of patented technology, as well as refunds for damages. Finally, they want four patents registered by a former Masimo employee after he left Apple, to be given to Masimo engineers.
Currently only a request has been submitted, we will have to wait see what Apple's answer is, if there is a complaint or if the case is still ongoing. Another option is to settle the dispute out of court.
Via | Bloomberg