ResMed gets permanent injunction against Apex in Germany
SAN DIEGO – ResMed announced this week that it has won a permanent injunction in Germany against Taiwanese medical device manufacturer Apex Medical, prohibiting sales of infringing headgear used on Apex’s Wizard 210 and 220 masks. The judgment, entered by the Regional District Court in Munich, can be appealed. The permanent injunction continues a preliminary injunction that was entered by the same court in November 2013. The judgment also requires Apex to forfeit its inventory of infringing products, to report on its sales of the infringing products and to pay damages to ResMed. ResMed has also filed separate patent infringement lawsuits in the same court seeking damages and permanent injunctions to stop infringement of other patents. The trials of those cases will occur this fall.