Respironics will defend against Invacare's lawsuit

Sunday, August 15, 2004

August 16, 2004

MURRYSVILLE - Invacare has filed a lawsuit against Respironics alleging that Respironics has engaged in monopolization, restraint of trade and unfair competition in the sale and distribution of sleep apnea products.
Respironics stated last week that it “intends to vigorously defend itself.”
The lawsuit alleges that Respironics' actions and market power have shut out competitors from markets and created markets where there has not been competitive pricing or competitive product offerings.
Respironics previously filed suit against Invacare on March 5, 2004 for Invacare's alleged violation of certain Respironics patents related to Invacare's marketing and sale of the Polaris EX CPAP with SoftX, a unit Respironics claims has functionality similar to its C-flex technology.