Peloton sues rivals over alleged patent infringement related to on-demand classes

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over two of its rivals, the iFit and the . New cases have been filed against , It alleges that the companies are infringing on four patents related to on-demand classes, one of which it obtained just last week, as reported by notes. Peloton is seeking a court order to halt sales of the devices until the patent expires, in addition to compensation. In both suits, the peloton accused the contestants of attempting to “free ride” with their technology.

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NS concerns , and Freemotion products that use the Company’s leaderboards and/or its ActivePulse or SmartAdjust features. “Prior to the actions that gave rise to this suite, the iFit functionality never offered live classes – that is, classes taught by instructors and streamed to users’ devices in real time – or giving its members competitive classes via leaderboards. Instead, iFit functionality simply allowed customers to follow along with pre-recorded exercise classes on their machines without any form of community engagement,” Peloton wrote in the filing. .

It accuses iFit of “extremely profiting from this breach.” In October, iFit halted its plans to go public. ,

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As for the Echelon, Peloton Smart Connect is targeting the EX1, EX3, EX4s, EX5, EX5s, EX-7s, EX-Pro and GT+ bikes; Stride and Stride-5s Treadmills; RO, RO-S and RO-7S rovers; and the Echelon Fit app. peloton , before its release , “offering leaderboards was not well known to treadmills” and that Echelon now has a “copycat leaderboard” with an “online filter” that allows users to ‘view what’s happening at the same time. Who’s taking an on-demand class in me.'”

Peloton has had a thorny relationship with both companies over the years. this is (formerly known as Icon Health & Fitness) for patent infringement in the past , peloton too against Echelon in 2019 for “mimicking the Peloton bike experience”, among other things. Nerdshala has contacted iFit and Echelon for comment.

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Nerdshala,

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