AlterG® Files Lawsuit Against Boost, Inc. for Patent Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, and False Advertising
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AlterG®, creator of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill® technology announced today that they have filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of California against Boost, Inc. and three former employees of AlterG who formed Boost. The lawsuit alleges causes of actions including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, and unfair competition. AlterG alleges that Boost’s Boost One treadmill infringes AlterG patents, and that the founders of Boost violated confidentiality agreements, and misappropriated proprietary technical developments of AlterG. The complaint also includes claims that the Boost Defendants have made false statements to current and prospective consumers about the capabilities of the Boost One, and its purported advantages over AlterG’s Anti-Gravity Treadmill® technology. AlterG is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and for equitable relief to preclude Boost’s continuing misappropriation of AlterG intellectual property and false statements to consumers. AlterG is represented by the law firm of Miclean Gleason, LLP.
“We are disappointed that Boost’s founders – including our former employees and AlterG’s founder – have misappropriated AlterG’s valuable proprietary technology and intellectual property in violation of their confidentiality and employment agreements, and are infringing AlterG’s patents,” said Charles Remsberg, CEO of AlterG. “AlterG will aggressively enforce its intellectual property and contractual rights against any person or organization that attempts to steal trade secrets or infringe our patents,” said Remsberg.
AlterG® develops transformative technology to empower and inspire people to achieve their physical aspirations. AlterG’s Anti-Gravity Treadmill technology uses multiple patented technologies to enable unprecedented unweighting therapy and athletic training capabilities. Patented Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology redefines what’s possible in rehabilitation and athletic training by augmenting physical deficits and increasing mobility to improve orthopedic rehabilitation, the management of neurological and chronic conditions, active aging, and athletic endeavors. AlterG products are found in thousands of leading sports and physical rehabilitation facilities worldwide.
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