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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-00005; no judge yet assigned.
Filed on Jan. 2, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin;


Icon Health & Fitness
Gilmore & Israelsen; North Salt Lake, UT
Tyson K. Hottinger
Larry R. Laycock
David R. Wright

Quarles & Brady; Madison, WI
Kristin Graham Noel
Martha Jahn Snyder

Patents in case

  • 6,626,799: “System and methods for providing an improved exercise device with motivational programming” by Watterson et. al. and assigned to Icon IP, Inc.. Prosecuted by Workman Nydegger. Includes 45 claims (4 indep.). Was application 09/933,701. Filed 8/20/2001 & Granted 9/30/2003.
  • 8,029,415: “Systems, methods, and devices for simulating real world terrain on an exercise device” by Ashby et. al. Prosecuted by Workman Nydegger. Includes 19 claims (4 indep.). Was application 12/413,362. Granted 10/4/2011.
  • 6,746,371: “Managing fitness activity across diverse exercise machines utilizing a portable computer system” by Brown et. al. Prosecuted by Dawkins; Marilyn Smith Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.. Includes 10 claims (1 indep.). Was application 09/561,115. Granted 6/8/2004.

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