(Bloomberg) -- A federal judge denied a request by Icon Health & Fitness, the closely held maker of NordicTrack exercise bikes, to block U.S. sales of Peloton Interactive Inc.’s Bike+ with its Auto Follow feature for the duration of a patent-infringement lawsuit over the technology.

“Icon has failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable harm,” U.S. District Judge Richard Andrews wrote in ab opinion issued Monday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.

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