“The company claims that Apple violated three of its patents for improving the accuracy and reliability of heart-rate data when using the photoplethysmography (PPG) approach used in the Apple Watc,” Lovejoy reports. “But the lawsuit alleges more than just patent infringement, reports AI: it also claims that Apple used deceptive techniques to get access to the technology.”
Lovejoy reports, “Specifically, it suggests that Apple feigned interest in a partnership agreement with Valencell, and that IP addresses belonging to Apple were used to download white papers using fake contact details.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Valencell has also filed a separate lawsuit that alleges similar actions on the part of Fitbit.