A professor at New York University, Dr. Joseph Wiesel, has filed a lawsuit against Apple for the illegal use of its cardiac arrhythmia detection technology in the Apple Watch. The company allegedly did not request permission and did not pay royalties.
The gadget can monitor the owner’s heartbeat in the background and, in case of dangerous abnormalities, notify of the presence of atrial fibrillation. The patent, registered by Joseph back in 2006, describes how to control the “irregular heart rate based on a sequence of time intervals.” The doctor himself considers his invention to be innovative.
Joseph Diesel also said that he had already contacted Apple in 2017 about cooperation, but the Cupertinians left his request unsatisfied:
Apple refused to negotiate in good faith to avoid legal action.
Apple itself declined to make official comments and has not yet taken any retaliatory action.
In many ways, the advertising strategy of Apple Watch is based on caring for health and monitoring the state of the owner’s body.