Zomm, the company behind the Wireless Leash for iPhones and the SOS feature in Apple Watch has sued Apple with three counts of patent infringement. The company’s filing with the court notes that “In the wake of the acclaim the Wireless Leash received at the 2010 CES Show, Zomm was contacted by Apple to explore the possibility of selling their product through Apple’s brick-and-mortar retail stores and online channels.” They later claim in their filing that Apple stole their technology after working with them for years under a Confidentiality Agreement.
According to Zomm, “Apple stole the “Emergency SOS” feature from Zomm in breach of the Confidentiality Agreement. Incorporation of the ‘Emergency SOS’ feature in the Apple Watch Series 1 also infringed the ‘895 Patent.
Zoom further notes that “”After luring Zomm into a relationship that had the promise of connecting two innovative companies working together to enhance lives through technology, Apple instead chose only to get close enough to Zomm to steal the company’s technology. Apple breached the Confidentiality Agreement, engaged in unfair competition and is actively and willfully infringing the ‘895 Patent.”
The title of Zomm’s patent 8,351,895 is “Wireless Security Device and Method to Place Emergency Calls.”
To review the full complaint by Zomm, read the Scribd document below courtesy of Patently Apple
The patent infringement case presented in today’s report was filed in the California Northern District Court, San Francisco office. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Sallie Kim.
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