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CARDIOLOGIST DRAGS APPLE TO COURT

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A cardiologist, Dr Joseph Wiesel, lecturer at the New York University School of Medicine, drags apple to court.

He claimed that Apple without his permission used his technology which has patent attributed to it.

Technology Organisation, Apple may find itself pursuing a lawsuit as a result of this.

Apple Watch, was the technology in view.

Dr Joseph Wiesel claimed that Apple use patented heartbeat-monitoring technology made by him.

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Apple watches have the capability to detect heart rate of their users.

They the green light sensors to perform photoplethysmography, which gives information about the blood flow.

When this option is enabled, the Heart rate application can also notify the user of irregular heart rates.

One may wonder how such technology development by Apple will warrant such infringement of his patent.

According to Bloomberg, he patent was for a method to detect Atrial fibrillation, irregular heartbeats that can lead to blood clots, strokes and other cardiovascular complications.

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Wiesel was quoted, saying he first contacted Apple in September 2017.

Of which he gave the Cupertino, California-based company detailed information about the patent.

The technology based big organisation did not negotiate.

This was even after Dr Wiesel provided Apple detailed claim charts orand royalties from Apple for the use of his intellectual property.

As stated in Bloomberg website, Wiesel wants the court to order Apple to pay him royalties.

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Barring that, to block the company from using his invention without his permission.

The patent in question is not related to smart watches but as a method to detect irregularities in heart rate.

Being awarded to Dr Joseph Wiesel in 2006, the patent, ‘Method of and apparatus for detecting atrial fibrillation’ which shows a method that uses a cuff stapped ‘around an appendage such as an arm inflated above the systolic blood pressure’

The case against Apple is Wiesel v. Apple Inc., 19-7261, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn).

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