Samsung sued for ignoring 9 Galaxy Watch-related patents in the US

The South Korean firm Samsung has recently been sued over the infringement of 9 patents that were related to its Galaxy Watch smartwatches. As per the reports, the State University of New York Research Foundation, the University of Connecticut, and Worcester Polytechnic University jointly filed a patent lawsuit against the Korean giant in the federal court of Texas. Let’s know what the whole matter is.

Informatively, the accusers claimed that the Korean firm’s Galaxy Watch devices had ignored its nine technology patents. These in-question Galaxy Watches includes the Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Watch Active 2 devices. Let us inform you the lawsuit concerns technologies such as the detection and measurement of outdoor temperature, humidity, and air quality.

As per ITHome’s report, in the year 2015, Ki Chon, one of the University of Connecticut’s professors, met with Matthew Wiggins, the Senior Algorithm Manager at the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. Ki Chon started working with the Korean firm on the Galaxy Wathces but only till the year 2018. Even after Chon’s partnership with the company ended, Samsung continued to launch heart-related wearables independently.

Notably, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a certification to Samsung in 2020 so that they can release a health monitoring app to use on the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 devices. Let us inform you the lawsuit accusers are saying that Samsung’s many subsequent Galaxy Watch features were based on Professor Ki Chun’s papers and publications.

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