Bloomberg Law
Aug. 25, 2021, 8:54 PM

Apple Tactics in Smartwatch Trade-Secrets Fight Irk Masimo CEO

Susan Decker
Susan Decker
Bloomberg News

Masimo Corp. Chief Executive Officer Joe Kiani has waged his share of hard-nosed patent fights with competitors in the medical device field, but says his current battle with Apple Inc. is taking things to a new level.

Masimo, a manufacturer of signal-processing technology for health-care monitors sued Apple in January 2020, accusing it of stealing trade secrets and improperly using Masimo inventions for health monitoring in the Apple Watch. Yet the case has been bogged down for almost two years by Apple’s challenges over the validity of the patents and disputes over access to information.

“I’ve been through three major ...

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