German court upholds injunction in ResMed vs. BMC
SAN DIEGO – ResMed announced Feb. 12 that the Munich District Court has upheld an injunction against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical. The injunction prohibits BMC from offering, selling or distributing infringing mask products in Germany. The court has upheld an injunction first rendered in November 2013 that respiratory mask assemblies, such as BMC’s Willing and FeaLite nasal pillow masks, infringe ResMed’s European patent EP 1356842. BMC will not be allowed to sell infringing mask products at least until the German Federal Patent Court addresses BMC’s challenges to the validity of the patent.