FitBit faces one more patent lawsuit. Immersion, a developer of haptic technology filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California over three patents.They have filed a legal complaint in both USA and China.
Immersion CEO Victor Viegas claims the company was trying to negotiate licenses with Fitbit so that it could avoid legal action. “We are disappointed that Fitbit rejected our numerous attempts to negotiate a reasonable license for Fitbit’s products, but it is imperative that we protect our intellectual property both within the U.S. and through the distribution chain in China.”
They want Fitbit’s Chinese distributor Runtong to stop making and selling Fitbit devices as well.Fitbit is not going to back down since most of their devices make use of Haptic feedback .They are surely going to fight back .But Immersion wants to sue any company that will make use of Haptic feedback.