Nike sues Lululemon for patent infringement over Mirror Home Gym

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  5 months ago  •  7 comments

By:   Reuters

Nike sues Lululemon for patent infringement over Mirror Home Gym
Nike on Wednesday filed a lawsuit accusing Lululemon Athletica of patent infringement for making and selling the Mirror Home Gym.

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Nike Inc on Wednesday filed a lawsuit accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc of patent infringement for making and selling the Mirror Home Gym and related mobile apps without authorization.

In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Nike accused its smaller rival of infringing six patents, including through technology that enables users to target specific levels of exertion, compete with other users, and record their own performance.

Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, is seeking triple damages for Lululemon's alleged willful infringement, and a variety of other remedies.

Mirror Home Gym.Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Mirror gyms start at $1,195, according to Lululemon's website.

Lululemon said in a statement: "The patents in question are overly broad and invalid. We are confident in our position and look forward to defending it in court."

In a Dec. 10, 2021 letter to Nike, a lawyer for Lululemon said the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company "respects intellectual property" even as it rejected Nike's claims.

Lululemon bought Mirror, an at-home fitness company with an interactive workout platform featuring live and on-demand classes, for about $453 million in July 2020.

Athletic apparel makers have benefited during the pandemic as people forced to work or spend more time home ditched dressier clothing for hoodies, leggings and other casual wear.

But Lululemon warned last month that the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant could reduce sales of its apparel because of supply chain issues and potential store closures.

It also halved its fiscal year sales forecast for Mirror to a range of $125 million to $130 million.

In late afternoon trading in New York, shares of Lululemon were down 4.5 percent at $363.62, while Nike was down 2.1 percent at $162.91.

Reuters


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Split Personality
Professor Principal
1  Split Personality    5 months ago

I avoid all mirrors, lol.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Split Personality @1    5 months ago

Me too.  No way would I pay ridiculous dollars to watch my fat ass work out in any kind of a mirror.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1    5 months ago

A mirror that apparently watches and talks to yew, ewwww, no thanks.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Senior Guide
1.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.1    5 months ago

There was a story a while back about a mirror that talked back,  that story ended well,  for the princess ... 

What's the harm here?   Too many people concerned they are the queen?  hehe

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
1.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.1    5 months ago

I would be too tempted to stand in front of it and say Candyman five times.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
1.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.2    5 months ago

Reminds me of the Alexa options on the TV, always listening...

no thanks.

My 90 year old mother calls and starts talking to us and Alexa starts playing music and changing the songs.

Then my Mom starts whispering so Alexa can't hear her, lol.

 
 
 
Steve Ott
Professor Quiet
2  Steve Ott    4 months ago

"Excuse me, I have to take a leak."

And trout would reply waggishly, "where I come from, that means you're about to steal a mirror."

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

 
 

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