Over the last few years, Peloton has seen sales skyrocket and now fall down to earth. The pandemic made Peloton a must-have as millions started to look for ways to work out from home. Now there is more bad news for Peloton as DISH won a patent case against their use of streaming technology. This win for DISH means it has blocked the import of its products into the United States.
The fight between DISH, Sling TV Peloton, and iFit started back in 2021. DISH accused iFit and Peloton of using technology it had patents for with their workout equipment. The ITC Chief Administrative Law Judge Clack Cheney sided with DISH and has agreed to block the import of Peloton and iFit products
Right now, the ban is in a 30-day review period that will grant the Biden administration the right to object to the ban, according to a report from Reuters.
For customers of iFit and Peloton, this will not affect them. If you are hoping to buy a new device from them, product availability may become an issue if the ban goes into effect.
DISH also has a lawsuit going against both companies for not paying for its technology. DISH argues that the tech used by these companies infringes on patents related to DISH’s Hopper set-top boxes and Sling TV technology.
For now, we will have to wait and see what happens with Peloton and iFit product import ban and the lawsuits that are still pending.