(Carlsbad, Calif., June 6th, 2017) Blast Motion, a leader in motion capture and analysis technology, announced today that it has asserted patent infringement claims against Diamond Kinetics and PPG Technologies in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The Blast Motion complaint asserts that Diamond Kinetics and/or PPG Technologies products and technology infringe five Blast Motion patents relating to Blast Motion’s natural motion capture solutions and Smart Video Capture™ technologies. The complaint seeks damages as well as injunctive relief to stop the further sale of the infringing Diamond Kinetics and PPG Technologies products and systems.
“Blast Motion’s significant investment in research and development has yielded a large patent portfolio covering fundamental motion capture and analysis technology and smart video solutions that are core to Blast Motion’s business. Today’s filing is a commitment to protecting our intellectual property and safeguarding our investment in research and development,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO and co-founder of Blast Motion. “We welcome fair competition, but we’re committed to ensuring that our customers and investors can leverage all the benefits of the Blast Motion technology.”
Blast Motion currently has 48 patents issued and 32 patent applications pending worldwide. Blast Motion offers a suite of motion capture solutions for sports and active life enthusiasts, including Blast Golf, Blast Baseball, Blast Softball, Blast Basketball, and Blast Athletic Performance.
The complaint asserts that the technology in the Diamond Kinetics and PPG products infringes one or more claims of five Blast Motion patents: United States Patent Numbers 8,905,855; 8,903,521; 9,401,178; 9,076,041; and 9,039,527.
About Blast Motion
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion is defining the future of wearable motion capture technology. By combining the industry’s most complete performance improvement solution and real-time metrics analysis with auto-curated video highlights, Blast Motion has created a contextually rich user experience that enhances the way people capture, analyze, and improve their game. For additional information on Blast Motion, please visit: blastmotion.com