F&P files lawsuit in Australia

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed patent infringement proceedings against ResMed in the Federal Court of Australia on Dec. 12, alleging that some of ResMed’s products, including its AirSense 10 and Lumis non-invasive ventilators, infringe on four of its patents, according to news reports. F&P seeks damages and injunctions that would prevent ResMed from manufacturing and selling these products in Australia. F&P and ResMed have patent proceedings pending in a number of countries. Most recently, the English Patents Court sided with F&P, saying a ResMed patent for masks is invalid in the U.K.