VENICE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mad Dogg Athletics, the creators of the Spinning® and the indoor cycling category, has sued Peloton Interactive for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. For the past 25 years, Spinning has maintained its role as a global leader in indoor cycling bikes, education, and programs through a network of thousands of gyms and studios worldwide, and a comprehensive line of connected bikes built for the home. The lawsuit alleges that Peloton’s Bike and Bike+ infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 9,694,240 and 10,137,328. The patents are directed to core features of an exercise bike designed to bring the experience of an instructor-led class into the rider’s home.
John Baudhuin, co-founder and CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics said, “We revolutionized the indoor cycling category in 2008 with the eSpinner® bike which featured the world’s first touch-screen display designed to bring instructor-led coaching and power training straight to the rider’s home. Peloton has built its business by freeriding on Mad Dogg’s patent-protected innovations. Peloton cannot compete in the category that Mad Dogg created by trampling on Mad Dogg’s rights.”