ITC accepts ResMed’s request to investigate

Friday, May 13, 2016

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission has accepted its request to investigate alleged infringement of its patented technology by Chinese manufacturer BMC Medical and its U.S. distributor, 3B Medical. The ITC has agreed to review the alleged infringement of four ResMed patents by BMC’s first and second-generation flow generator products, the RESmart and the Luna. The patents that have been allegedly infringed include a patent relating to a flow generator and humidifier structured to reduce the risk of backflow of water from the humidifier into the flow generator when tipped; and a number of patents relating to a novel design for a flow generator and humidifier to improve performance and ease of use. ResMed is asking the ITC to stop BMC and 3B from importing and selling flow generators in the United States. ResMed has also filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Diego seeking damages.