F&P responds to ResMed

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an exclusion order to prevent the import and sale of ResMed’s AirFit P10 range of nasal pillows masks in the United States. The company alleges that ResMed’s AirFit P10 masks, AirFit P10 for Her masks and AirFit P10 for AirMini masks infringe on five F&P patents. “Over the last 20 years, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has built a significant portfolio of more than 2,000 issued and pending patents,” said Lewis Gradon, managing director and CEO. “WE have developed unique mask technology that has provided improved care and outcomes for patients with OSA and we take infringement of our intellectual property rights very seriously.” Earlier in September, ResMed filed a new petition with the ITC seeking an order banning the import and sale of F&P’s Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask for allegedly infringing on five ResMed patents related to mask system and cushion design.