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Jawbone sues Fitbit as fitness trackers go to war

Fitness trackers call in the lawyers over intellectual property and staffing dispute

Ben Gourlay | May 29, 2015 at 12:17 am CDT (0 mins, 29 secs time to read)

As fitness tracking company Fitbit prepares to go public in a $100m offering, rival Jawbone has thrown a spanner in the works by launching legal proceedings against the market leader.

Jawbone sues Fitbit as fitness trackers go to war | TweakTown.com

According to the Wall Street Journal, Fitbit has been accused of poaching multiple employees away from Jawbone who took with them trade secrets by downloading IP and attempting to cover over their tracks. For their part, Fitbit denies the claims, saying in a statement "We are unaware of any confidential or proprietary information of Jawbone in our possession and we intend to vigorously defend against these allegations."

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