ResMed files patent lawsuit

Friday, March 29, 2013

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has sued Taiwanese manufacturer Apex Medical and its U.S. distributor, Medical Depot, doing business as Drive Medical, to stop alleged patent infringement.

ResMed has filed parallel legal actions in the International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. federal court, alleging its patents are being infringed by several Apex products, including the Wizard 210 and 220 masks; the Freedom 210 and 220 masks made by Apex and sold by Medical Depot; and the iCH and XT Fit flow generators.

“We invest over a hundred million dollars in research and development each year to fuel these advances and other companies should not be allowed to infringe ResMed’s intellectual property by using our technology,” stated David Pendarvis, global general counsel and chief administrative officer for ResMed.

ResMed is asking the ITC to stop the import and sales of these products in the United States, and it’s asking the U.S. federal court to stop the alleged patent infringement and award damages against the defendants.