ResMed, Apex Medical resolve patent disputes

Friday, September 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO and TAIPEI, Taiwan – ResMed and Apex Medical have agreed to a confidential settlement that resolves their outstanding patent disputes.

Per the agreement, Apex has the right to sell and import globally its Wizard masks, and its XT and iCH glow generators. It has agreed to dismiss all validity challenges to ResMed patents pending in the United States, Europe, Germany, Japan and China.

ResMed has agreed to dismiss pending litigation against Apex’s products.

The two companies didn’t provide any additional details.

The settlement brings to a close a legal conflict that began in March 2013, when ResMed filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apex with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in federal court in Los Angeles.