Nike is the third brand owner in three months to be sued by fitness company Sportbrain, which claims the multinational’s FuelBand product infringes one of its patents.
Sportbrain, a Texas-incorporated business that seemingly stopped operating more than 10 years ago, filed the suit at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on January 2. The company wants a jury trial, and has demanded an injunction and monetary damages.
Nike’s FuelBand product is an electronic bracelet that tracks personal fitness information. In the suit, Sportbrain alleges that Nike “intentionally induced and continues to induce infringement of one or more claims” of the patent in the US. Nike has not responded to a request for comment.
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