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Apple Says Masimo Secretly Copied Watch Tech to Make a Rival (1)

Oct. 20, 2022, 8:42 PMUpdated: Oct. 20, 2022, 11:28 PM

Apple Inc. struck back at Masimo Corp. Thursday, alleging that the medical technology firm was “secretly copying” the Apple Watch while trying to block imports until Masimo’s own health-tracking watch could launch.

Masimo’s patent-infringement cases against Apple over technology that measures the amount of oxygen in the wearer’s bloodstream are pending in a California district court and at a US trade agency.

In two separate complaints in the US District Court for the District of Delaware, the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant said Masimo “hastily developed” its W1 watch during the litigation, part of “a more nefarious potential strategy” to bump ...