Apple Is Being Sued Because Of The Heart Rate Sensor in the Apple Watch
The heart rate sensor is something that hasn’t become mainstream in all smartwatches yet, but all Apple Watches come with a built-in sensor. However, a company from Michigan believes Apple is abusing its patents and is suing the Cupertino company.
The company, Omni Medsci, claims that Apple has violated three separate patents filed by Mohammed Islam. Mohammed is the owner and founder of Omni Medsci, which specializes in lasers with short- and medium-range infrared waves.
They also claim that representatives of Apple and Omni Medsci have met numerous times between 2014 and 2016 discussing a potential partnership, but those talks ultimately led to nowhere. However, Omni now believes that Apple stole their patents and introduced their technologies into the Apple Watch on the market today.
SlashGear reports that the lawsuit has been filled in in a patent-friendly district court in Texas. The owner of Omni Medsci has over 150 different patents and is being called a “poster child for a patenting professional” by a local news outlet.
Omni Medsci wants a compensation for damages they’ve suffered and demanded an injunction as well. At the moment, it’s still unclear when the lawsuit will be handled in court. Apple has not responded to the allegations as of yet.