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Although Not Official Yet, Samsung is Already Taking Legal Action Against Companies Over It’s Upcoming Galaxy Ring

In a strategic move ahead of the official launch of its much-anticipated Galaxy Ring, Samsung has already begun legal proceedings against several companies in the United States. The preemptive legal action aims to protect Samsung’s interests and ensure a smooth entry into the market for its upcoming wearable device.

Samsung’s legal offensive targets Oura and other companies, with a complaint filed in a California federal court seeking a declaratory judgment. This legal maneuver seeks to establish that the Galaxy Ring does not violate five patents held by Oura, thereby preempting any potential infringement claims that could disrupt the product’s launch.

The decision to take legal action stems from Samsung’s concerns over what it perceives as a pattern of indiscriminate patent assertion by Oura against competitors. The patents in question cover various features common to smart rings, including sensor technology, electronics, batteries, and algorithms for calculating metrics like the Readiness Score—a crucial indicator of physical readiness akin to Oura’s existing technology.

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Expected to offer advanced functionalities such as the Energy Score, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking, the Galaxy Ring is poised to be released in multiple sizes, with larger variants boasting a high-capacity battery. Samsung aims to kick off mass production of the device in mid-June, with a planned launch window in the US targeted for August.

While pricing details for the Galaxy Ring remain speculative, with estimates ranging from $300 to $350 in the US and approximately Rs 35,000 in India, Samsung’s proactive legal stance underscores its commitment to protecting its market position in the competitive wearable technology sector.

The outcome of Samsung’s preemptive legal actions against Oura and other companies remains to be seen. However, by taking proactive steps to address potential legal challenges, Samsung aims to pave the way for a successful launch of the Galaxy Ring and assert its dominance in the burgeoning wearable technology market.

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Stephen Ekpa

Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. He has been in the tech space for over 6 years helping mobile technology users to understand more about their very own devices. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of a pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones.

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