Peloton and iFIT settle all pending patent infringement litigation
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Peloton and iFIT settle all pending patent infringement litigation

Peloton Interactive, Inc. (Peloton) and NordicTrack maker iFIT, Inc. (iFIT) Monday released a joint statement regarding “the settlement of all pending litigation” between the two companies. As a resolution, “iFIT has agreed to remove certain on-demand leaderboard technology from its products, and Peloton has agreed to license certain iFIT patents relating to remote control technology.”

This series of lawsuits began when Peloton and iFIT accused each other of patent infringement. The companies have litigated with each other claims alleging patent infringement several times over the last few years.

In November 2021, Peloton sued iFIT for patent infringement related to its on-demand fitness classes. Peloton alleged that “[p]rior to the actions giving rise to this suit, iFIT Functionality never delivered live classes […] or offered its members the ability to participate in competitive classes via a leaderboard.”

In April 2021, iFIT, as ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (ICON), sued Peloton for patent infringement related to Peloton’s Bike+ and associated app. iFIT alleged that Peloton’s Bike+ incorporated “ICON’s patented automatic control and interactive integrated weight system as a key new feature.” This automatic control on Peloton is called “Auto Follow”, which “automatically adjusts the bike’s resistance to match an instructor’s callout[.]” This lawsuit was iFIT’s fourth patent infringement case against Peloton.