St. Louis-area company sues Apple over watch

3 years 5 months 5 days ago Tuesday, June 09 2015 Jun 9, 2015 Tuesday, June 09, 2015 5:03:37 AM CDT June 09, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

WILDWOOD (AP) - A suburban St. Louis business is suing Apple, alleging that the Apple Watch infringes on its patent for a vibrating device worn on the wrist.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that husband-and-wife Michael and Andrea Jersa of Wildwood are co-inventors with Avinash Bhardwaj on a patent issued in August 2013 for receiving electronic signals such as text messages on a vibrating device strapped to the user's wrist. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court.

A spokeswoman for Apple declined comment, as did Michael Jersa.

The company, Masa LLC, is seeking a jury trial and asking for unspecified damages.

 

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