In March 2015, Blast Motion, the company develops sports analysis products and sensors filed a lawsuit against Zepp Labs, the company produces similar products for patent infringement. However, yesterday, the two companies announced that they’ve come to a settlement.
As per this settlement, Zepp has been issued an injunction from selling its baseball and softball sensor products in the United States. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has found both companies infringed on each other’s patent, so the two companies agreed to a settlement in order to keep their products on market. The injunction against the sale of Zepp sensors will begin June 17th of this year.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of the settlement,” Blast Motion CEO Michael Fitzpatrick told SportTechie in a statement. “It’s not often that an injunction is granted for patent infringement. Blast Motion has been an early entrant and innovator in our markets. We recognized the importance of protecting our technology and have over 50 patents issued, and another 40 pending. Since 2010, we have invested a lot of time and money on innovations to build a great end-to-end solution for our customers. We welcome fair competition, but we’re committed to ensuring that our customers and investors can leverage all the benefits of the Blast Motion technology.”