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Oura Health Sues Circular to Block Rival Biosensor Ring, App (1)

May 12, 2022, 6:11 PMUpdated: May 13, 2022, 1:40 PM

Finnish wearable-technology startup Oura Health Oy sued Circular SAS alleging its forthcoming smart ring and corresponding mobile application infringe two patents for the third-generation Oura ring and its app, which gather and analyze a range of the wearer’s metrics.

Oura seeks an order blocking US sales of Circular’s ring and app, and damages for any infringing sales, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.

“Our goal is to achieve innovation for the greater good and a monopoly situation has never driven innovation,” Circular said in a statement.

One of the ...