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Jawbone files third lawsuit against Fitbit

The new Fitbit products, including wearable arm bands to track users' motions, are taking America by storm, with the company growing fast. However, the company is facing its third lawsuit in two months from the company, Jawbone. Jawbone is another line of fitness trackers and is seeking to stop Fitbit from importing products needed to make the bands.

The first lawsuits came after Jawbone accused Fitbit of stealing trade secrets by poaching as many as 30% of the company's previous employees for information. They also claimed that Fitbit stole their patents, copied their devices, and searched for information on upcoming Jawbone products. Jawbone took these complaints to the ITC and is now seeking to ban their products from being imported as well as component parts. The company ordered for a decision to made in the cases in the next 15 months and issued a cease and desist order against Fitbit. This could lead to a faster decision in this case than in the previous lawsuits, while the cease and desist order could come before the decision and could seriously hurt Fitbit's business. However, despite these lawsuits, Fitbit's sales continue to soar with companies like Apple entering the wearable fitness tracker market. Jawbone, on the other hand, is experiencing a decrease in sales.

Fitbit adamantly denies these claims, stating their research and products were based on original work.