Nike and Lululemon Athletica sue each other for patent infringement

Nike and Lululemon Athletica sue each other for patent infringement

10. January 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Nike and Lululemon Athletica sue each other for patent infringement

San Francisco, Jan. 10, 2022

Nike has accused Lululemon Athletica of infringing on its patents through the sale of its “At-Home Mirror” fitness device and mobile applications.

In a new lawsuit, Nike claims Lululemon is interfering with its patented technology, which monitors heart rate, collects data and tests users’ speed, distance, time and calories burned, among other things.

Lululemon acquired fitness company Mirror in 2020 for nearly $500 million. Lululemon now sells Mirror’s wall-mounted fitness equipment for more than $1,195. In its lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Nike alleges that Lululemon’s sale of Mirror and its technology infringes six of its patents.

The suit relates to patent infringement for Nike Run Club, Nike Training Club and other related mobile apps. Lululemon rejected the claims, calling Nike’s patents “overly broad and invalid.”

In November, Lululemon filed its own patent lawsuit accusing competitor Peloton of infringing its intellectual property for sports bras and leggings.

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