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Dish, iFit settle patent lawsuit over streaming-video technology

Post Time:2024-02-23 Source:Reuters Author:Blake Brittain Views:

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Dish Network (DISH.MX), has reached an agreement to resolve a lawsuit accusing NordicTrack exercise equipment maker iFit (IFIT.O), of misusing Dish streaming-video technology in machines like stationary bikes, treadmills and elliptical trainers, the companies told a Delaware federal court on Thursday.

The companies said in a joint filing, that they had reached a "definitive settlement" and asked the court to put the case on hold. An iFit spokesperson declined to comment and representatives for Dish did not immediately respond to a request for comment or more information on the settlement.

Dish won an order from the U.S. International Trade Commission last March banning imports of iFit and Peloton (PTON.O), devices that it said infringed its patents. Peloton settled with Dish two months later for $75 million.

Dish and iFit separately told the ITC on Tuesday that they had settled their dispute.

Dish first sued iFit in Delaware federal court in 2021 and filed another Delaware lawsuit against iFit in September 2023. Englewood, Colorado-based Dish accused iFit of violating its patent rights in technology for adjusting streaming-video quality based on internet speed.

Logan, Utah-based iFit denied the allegations and argued that the patents were invalid.

The case is Dish Technologies LLC v. iFit Health & Fitness Inc, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, No. 1:23-cv-00963.