filed a lawsuit alleging
Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s
Mirror home-fitness system and purposes infringe on the sneaker firm’s portfolio of patents.
Nike says the Mirror Dwelling Health club and apps use expertise that the sneaker big invented and patented, together with a tool that prompts customers to train, displays their coronary heart fee and collects knowledge on their exercise, amongst different features, in line with the lawsuit, filed within the Southern District of New York.
Nike stated it despatched a discover to the yoga pants maker on Nov. 3, citing a listing of patents it owned that have been allegedly being utilized by the Mirror system and its apps. A response from Lululemon’s lawyer, filed as an exhibit by Nike, stated that after reviewing Nike’s letter the corporate didn’t consider that the Mirror or its apps have been infringing on the patents.
“The patents in query are overly broad and invalid. We’re assured in our place and sit up for defending it in court docket,” stated a spokeswoman for Lululemon in a press release.
Nike didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Lululemon can also be concerned in a authorized battle with
Peloton Interactive Inc.,
by which the attire maker accuses Peloton of copying the designs of its exercise leggings and bras.
Lululemon acquired Mirror in June 2020 for $500 million in an effort to capitalize on the pandemic-fueled home-exercise market.
Mirror, launched in 2018, sells a $1,500 tech-enabled mirror with a digital camera and audio system so clients can take part in reside health courses at residence.
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Appeared within the January 6, 2022, print version as ‘Nike Sues Lululemon for Patent Infringement.’