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Peloton’s `Revolutionary’ Technology Faces Test in Patent Wars

April 16, 2021, 10:30 AM

Spinning wheels aren’t the only things that keep Peloton Interactive Inc. moving -- the home-exercise company is also waging patent wars with its rivals.

Already a market leader, Peloton benefited spectacularly from the pandemic, minting founder John Foley as a billionaire. But it still has unfinished business: fending off competitors with lawsuits accusing them of copying the technology built into its $2,000-plus stationary bikes.

This kind of litigation is common in rapidly evolving industries with several players jostling for dominance. But legal experts say Peloton’s offensive puts its own patents in jeopardy once they are scrutinized in court — despite the company’s claim to be ...

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