ResMed advances patent case

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has won preliminary injunctions in Germany against two medical device manufacturers for alleged patent infringements.

The initial orders prohibit Apex Medical, a Taiwanese manufacturer, and BMC Medical, a Chinese manufacturer, from selling or marketing certain products in Germany without a court order, according to a press release.

ResMed has also filed lawsuits in Germany that seek damages and permanent injunctions for certain products.

"We will continue to defend our investment in intellectual property and pursue all legal remedies to prevent infringement in any country where that infringement exists," said David Pendarvis, global general counsel and chief administrative officer at ResMed.

Earlier this year, ResMed pursued similar legal actions against Apex and BMC in the United States. The investigation into BMC is ongoing, while the investigation into Apex resulted in a consent decree requiring Apex to stop importing and selling infringing products.