Knobbe Martens Obtains Import Ban on Infringing Apple Watches

The United States International Trade Commission issued its Exclusion Order in October 2023

IRVINE, CALIF., February 1, 2024 – Last month, the Federal Circuit lifted a temporary stay on the import ban of certain Apple Watch models. This decision reinstates the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) limited exclusion order and cease and desist order against Apple watches that were found to infringe Masimo’s patented pulse oximetry technology.

A team from Knobbe Martens has represented Masimo throughout the matter. The team included, among others, partners Steve Jensen, Joseph Re, Sheila Swaroop, Brian Claassen, Irfan Lateef, Jon Bachand, Carol Pitzel Cruz, Alan Laquer, Ted Cannon, Kendall Loebbaka, Doug Wentzel, and Daniel Kiang.

More information may be found here. A copy of the Federal Circuit’s ruling may be found here, and the USITC’s limited exclusion order may be found here.

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Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has over 250 lawyers based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at