Infringement of patent rights: The Apple Watch could be banned in the USA
Because patent rights have been violated, the Apple Watch could soon be banned in the USA. The manufacturer is threatened with an import ban on the popular devices.
Last month, an International Trade Commission (ITC) judge ruled that Apple infringed a patent held by medical technology maker AliveCor with the Apple Watch’s blood oxygen function.
Also known in the medical community as SP02, this function measures the percentage of oxygen in a person’s red blood cells. And that could now lead to the Apple Watch being banned in the US.
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Apple Watch: The US will decide on a possible ban this week
While Apple has been acquitted of infringing on four other AliveCor patents, the one patent Apple used illicitly could result in an import ban that would block Apple Watch shipments to the United States.
And only President Joe Bilden can prevent this. And in order to achieve that, Apple has turned its lobbying work on “extra high”. One hopes that the US President will veto it. A decision is expected to be made this week.
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