Fitbit withdraws its request with the ITC to block Jawbone's imports to the U.S.
With Jawbone's lack of success, Fitbit announced on Friday that it was no longer seeking to take legal action against the company because of the perilous financial condition that Jawbone finds itself in. The latter no longer sells wearable activity trackers or other products in that category. Instead, Jawbone will apparently focus on wireless headphones and speakers.
Fitbit's filings claimed that Jawbone had infringed on its patents for a heart rate monitor and for a system that keeps track of physical activity. Jawbone retaliated by filing a total of three suits against Fitbit in the space of two months last year. In these suits, Jawbone accused Fitbit of hiring away its employees to learn trade secrets, financial data, supply chain information and more. Despite Fitbit's decision to withdraw its case, Jawbone says that it will continue its action in California state court that charges its former rival with stealing trade secrets.
source: CNET, IDC