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Wahoo settles patent suit with JetBlack, but continues to sue Zwift

Published December 2, 2022
JetBlack agreed to stop selling its Volt trainer in the U.S.

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness has dropped a patent infringement lawsuit it had filed in October against Australian trainer brand JetBlack, but Wahoo continues to sue Zwift over the same issue. 

Wahoo sued after Zwift began marketing its Hub trainer, which is a re-branded JetBlack Volt model. In court filings Wahoo said both products infringe on three of its patents and are "identical, in all material respects, to the KICKR CORE."

Wahoo told BRAIN the company settled the suit with JetBlack.

"Wahoo and JetBlack have amicably settled the patent lawsuit Wahoo filed against JetBlack. As a result, JetBlack will cease selling its’ Volt Smart Trainer in the United States and Europe - where Wahoo has patents. The other terms of the settlement agreement are confidential. The lawsuit filed against Zwift is a separate case and is still in progress.”

Wahoo filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the JetBlack suit on Nov. 18. On Nov. 21 the court granted the dismissal. The court also reported to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the dispute had ended.

In its separate case against Zwift, Wahoo has asked for a preliminary injunction barring Zwift from selling its Hub trainer. Oral arguments on that motion are currently scheduled for April 11, 2023. 

Topics associated with this article: Lawsuits/legal

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