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Fitbit wins big in trade ruling vs. Jawbone

But it's still not over yet.


Fitbit scored a victory in a trade dispute against Jawbone this morning, with a judge ruling that some of the Jawbone patents at the heart of the dispute were invalid. Jawbone had been seeking to block Fitbit from importing its products into the U.S. based on the patent claims, but after today’s ruling, that looks less likely.

Bloomberg News reported the ruling earlier this morning.

The official court filing states that the claims on certain patents “seek a monopoly on the abstract ideas of collecting and monitoring sleep and other health-related data,” and are therefore ineligible.

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