Masimo, a maker of medical sensors, filed a court filing late Monday in which it said Apple was trying to delay a lawsuit that the latest Apple watch was suspected of stealing oxygen monitoring technology. Masimo believes the reason for Apple’s delay is to sell more apple watches and gain a higher share of the smart watch market. < p > < p > on September 15, Apple released the apple watch series 6, and blood oxygen monitoring is one of the key functions of the new device. In January, Masimo and its cercacor laboratories sued apple, saying that Apple had promised to establish a working relationship with the company, but had stolen its confidential information and poached key employees, including cercacor’s former chief technology officer and Masimo’s former chief medical officer. < / P > < p > Apple has yet to respond formally to the charges and has filed a petition with the court to dismiss the case. Earlier this month, Apple also filed an application with the U.S. patent and Trademark Office to determine whether Masimo’s patent is invalid. Until these issues are resolved, apple wants the court of first instance in Santa Ana, California, to continue to hold the civil suit. On Monday, Masimo said in a paper that delaying the case would allow apple to seize a key window of opportunity to dominate this emerging area. “As they have done in many other markets, apple is trying to take advantage of its vast resources and ecosystem, regardless of mosimo’s patents,” the sensor maker said. Masimo, based in Irvine, Calif., says it sells a variety of sensors and is concerned that Apple will use its strength to stifle competition. “I’ve seen reports from consumers and others who claim that the apple watch series 6 is being used as a medical device,” Masimo chief executive Joe Kiani said in a court filing. This will not only hurt the consumers themselves, but also affect the sales of our real clinical grade products. ” < p > < p > Masimo said the company had previously asked apple if it would have a blood oxygen monitoring feature on its latest Apple watch, which Apple avoided. Masimo said Apple said at the time that speculation about the feature was “Internet rumors” and said the relationship was not competitive. < / P > < p > Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. On September 15th Apple said that while the Review Board considered the invalid argument, delaying the case might help narrow the scope of issues that the court needed to consider, a move that “will undoubtedly reduce the waste of resources.”. Epic Games accused Google of monopolizing the latter, which may have a better chance than apple