Jawbone Lawsuit Fails To 'Disrupt' Fitbit's Running Momentum
Fitbit won a case against competitor Jawbone, which alleged Fitbit stole company secrets.By Grant Suneson | August 24, 2016
Even though it's not usually their thing, Fitbit fans can relax. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled the fitness wearable maker did not steal its ideas from a competitor.
Wearable company Jawbone accused Fitbit of poaching employees for trade secrets and violating six Jawbone patents. A ruling against Fitbit could have gotten the company banned from importing its products into the U.S.
But none of the six patents even made it to the trial. They were either withdrawn or invalidated as evidence, leaving the judge to rule "no party has been shown to have misappropriated any trade secret."