Hyperice in a press release said it developed and began selling the Vyper vibrating fitness roller in 2014 and has obtained patents covering its technology. In May 2020, Therabody began selling the Wave Roller. Like the Vyper, the Wave Roller is a vibrating fitness roller. Hyperice’s lawsuit alleges that the Wave Roller infringes Hyperice’s most recent patent on the Vyper, which issued shortly before the suit was filed.
“Hyperice products and technologies are built from the ground up,” said Jim Huether, Hyperice’s CEO. “We value ingenuity, we protect our inventions by obtaining patents, and we respect other companies’ intellectual property. And when necessary, we use the legal system to ensure that other companies do the same.”
“While we do not take the decision to sue a competitor lightly, we will aggressively defend our intellectual property rights and take all appropriate steps to ensure that our innovative products and technology are not misappropriated by opportunists seeking to knock us off,” said Jon Howell, Hyperice’s General Counsel.
Hyperice is represented in the lawsuit by Brian Arnold and Jonathan Pink of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP.
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