New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel is suing Apple over a heartbeat-monitoring technology featured on the Apple Watch.
Wiesel “invented and perfected a method and device for detecting atrial fibrillation by assessing whether a pulse rate pattern is regular or irregular,” and has been issued five patents related to detecting atrial fibrillation to date, according to the lawsuit.
The doctor is accusing Apple of incorporating features of his patented technology, which he has been working on since 1999, on the Apple Watch’s heart-monitoring app with a “willful disregard” of his rights as owner of the patent and “a desire to profit irrespective of U.S. patent laws.”
The lawsuit alleges that as early as September 2017, before the fourth version of the Apple Watch was launched, Apple had “indisputable actual knowledge of” Wiesel’s patent, and Wiesel “engaged Apple through numerous letters and claim charts,” detailing the ways in which Apple’s technology infringed on his patent.
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