F&P sues ResMed
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has filed patent infringement proceedings against ResMed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. F&P seeks judgment that ResMed’s AirSense 10 and AirCurve10 range of flow generator products, its ClimateLineAir heated air tubing and its Swift LT and FX masks infringe patents that it holds. “Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has invested substantial resources in the research and development of its technologies over the past 45 years,” said Lewis Gradon, managing director and CEO. “The company has protected that investment through the development of a significant portfolio of more than 1,400 issued and pending patents, and takes infringement of its intellectual property rights very seriously.” F&P seeks all available remedies, including damages and injunctive relief. ResMed has also been embroiled in patent infringement proceedings with 3B Medical and BMC Medical.