A Peloton exercise bike is seen after the ringing of the opening bell for the company

Peloton accuses rivals of copying remote-workout tech

(Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc has hit health rivals Echelon Health Multimedia LLC and NordicTrack maker iFit Inc with new lawsuits for allegedly copying its remote-workout expertise.

The new complaints entered in Delaware federal courtroom on Monday escalate current patent disputes introduced by Peloton in opposition to the businesses over associated expertise.

Peloton, recognized for its train bikes with live-streaming and on-demand group exercises, stated Echelon bikes, treadmills, and rowing machines infringe a patent masking a “control station,” associated to a leaderboard that helps customers examine their efficiency throughout stay lessons.

Peloton acquired the patent final week.

The corporate’s grievance in opposition to iFit stated its bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and different machines infringe 4 patents, together with the brand new patent, that cowl the identical perform and different expertise like the flexibility to mechanically regulate exercises primarily based on efficiency.

Echelon and iFit did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

Peloton’s reputation has skyrocketed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and it stated that it made greater than $4 billion in income this fiscal 12 months.

Peloton has additionally been concerned in patent disputes with Flywheel Sports activities Inc and Mad Dogg Athletics Inc, along with a struggle over Mad Dogg’s emblems for the phrases “Spin” and “Spinning.”

Steven Feldman of Latham & Watkins represents Peloton.

The instances are Peloton Interactive Inc v. iFit Inc, U.S. District Court docket for the District of Delaware, No. 1:21-cv-01605 and Peloton Interactive Inc v. Echelon Health Multimedia LLC, U.S. District Court docket for the District of Delaware, No. 1:21-cv-01607.

For Peloton: Steven Feldman, Lawrence Gotts, and Marc Zubick of Latham & Watkins

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Blake Brittain

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