ITC rules against Apple over patent on heart rate measurement

According to the International Trade Commission, Apple has lost the patent war in the AliveCor heart rate monitoring lawsuit.

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The ITC’s ruling will cause US President Biden to review the final determination. In 60 days he will decide what to do next with the breach and how to correct it. Related to this, the ITC has issued a unique injunction order called a Limited Foreclosure Order that sets a $2 fee per Apple Watch sold or imported during the 60-day review.

However, enforcement was delayed pending the ruling of the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board striking down the same patents filed this month.

The decision is not yet final and the president will have to choose between the two companies in the patent lawsuit. AliveCor’s CEO said the ruling is a “victory” for consumer choice and innovation, while Apple said they “totally disagree” with the organization’s ruling.

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