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Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch’s Heart Technology

Dec. 27, 2019, 10:44 PM

A New York University cardiologist claims Apple Inc.’s Watch uses his patented heartbeat-monitoring invention and he wants compensation.

Dr. Joseph Wiesel, who teaches at NYU School of Medicine, filed a suit Friday against the tech giant, in federal court in Brooklyn. Wiesel claims the Apple Watch infringes his patent for a method to detect an irregular heartbeat.

Apple promotesa feature in the watch that can measure the wearer’s heart rate and can provide notifications of an irregular pulse. The business segment that includes the Apple Watch, Apple TV and Beats headphones is the company’s fastest-growing category...

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