Court Grants Polar Electro Oy’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Feb. 10, 2017 – The Court provisionally granted Defendant Polar Electro Oy’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, finding that the asserted claims of Plaintiff Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.’s patent are directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea and do not recite inventive concepts sufficient to transform the claimed abstract idea into a patent-eligible application.  The patent-at-issue is U.S. Patent No. 6,701,271, titled “Method and apparatus for using physical characteristic data collected from two or more subjects.”  The case is pending before the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and is number 1:11-cv-00167.

By: Katherine E. Adams

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