U.S. News | ICON Health and Fitness Sues Peloton for Patent Infringement Over Bike+

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ICON Health & Fitness Inc. has filed a lawsuit in the Delaware District Court against Peloton Interactive Inc. for allegedly infringing the patent-in-suit for its automatic control Bike + product.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the ICON has since 1977 had a diverse fitness company under brands such as NordicTrack®, ProForm®, and iFIT® and had developed the first interactive connected technology that allowed in-home, live, and on-demand instructor-led classes with competition and leaderboards (i.e., iFIT) and has been patented with United States Patent No. 10,864,407 (’407 patent).

The plaintiff alleges that the ’407 patent generally describes “technology to automatically control an exercise device in conjunction with an integrated weight system which allows a user to obtain the benefit of automatic control and programming customized for their fitness goals, and seamlessly integrates both aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (weight/resistance training) into a single exercise using a single device.”

The plaintiff reportedly said that it has been using the patent at least 12 years before Peloton was founded.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant infringed on its patents through its Peloton Bike, Peloton’s Tread product, and its Bike+ product which shares exact features of the’407 patent.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants incorporate ICON’s patented automatic control and interactive integrated weight system, Auto Follow as a key new feature that automatically adjusts the bike’s resistance to match an instructor’s callout.

The plaintiff is seeking a declaratory judgment in its favor, for the court to enjoin Peloton from further infringement, an award for damages, costs and fees, pre and post-judgment interest, and other relief.

The case is pending.

ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Peloton Interactive, Inc.

Judge: Not Assigned
Court: Delaware District Court
Case #: 6:21-cv-00321
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Apr 07, 2021
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