Under Armour and Adidas settle lawsuit

Under Armour and Adidas have reached a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit that Adidas filed against the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker and its MapMyFitness subsidiary.

Under the agreement, Adidas granted Under Armour a license to some of its patents in exchange for a licensing fee paid by Under Armour and MapMyFitness, Under Armour said in a statement Thursday. Claims against Under Armour, including that the company infringed on ten of Adidas' mobile fitness product patents, were dismissed.


"Adidas AG, Under Armour Inc. and MapMyFitness Inc. have resolved their pending patent litigation and entered into a confidential settlement agreement," Under Armour said in the  statement.

Adidas filed the lawsuit in February 2014. Adidas had alleged its intellectual property was being used in UnderArmour39 products and the MapMyFitness heartrate monitor. Adidas' miCoach products let users monitor workouts using GPS and wireless signals.


Court records show the case in U.S. District Court in Delaware was dismissed Monday.

Under Armour bought the MapMyFitness website and app maker, which allow users to map, record and share workout information, in 2013, and has been expanding in digital fitness since then.

Last year, the company invested $560 million to acquire the creators of mobile health and fitness applications MyFitnessPal and Endomondo, and released its own app, UA Record, which can aggregate users' data from a variety of devices. Earlier this year, the company launched the UA HealthBox suite of fitness tracking devices.

Adidas had alleged that UnderArmour knew of the Adidas patents because its director of innovation and research previously worked at Adidas as a senior innovation engineering manager.