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In brief: F2F audits must wait, ResMed resolves patent dispute


WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed its contractors not to retrospectively audit providers for compliance with the face-to-face requirement. The news comes via an Aug.

ResMed, Apex Medical resolve patent disputes


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

ITC delivers mixed ruling for ResMed, Apex


SAN DIEGO and BREA, Calif. – An International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled July 18 that the humidifier in Apex Medical’s iCH CPAP device infringes on ResMed patents, according to a press release from ResMed.

Apex vows to continue legal battle


BREA, Calif. – Apex Medical will appeal an International Trade Commission (ITC) judge’s ruling that the water chambers in the humidifiers of its XT and iCH CPAP devices infringe on a ResMed patent, the company announced today.

Patent case nears trial


SAN DIEGO – Just ahead of a trial, ResMed has dropped one of its patent infringement claims against BMC Medical/3B Medical, according to BMC/3B Medical.

Gov’t agrees to re-examine ResMed patents


SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to re-examine five ResMed patents in response to challenges filed by Apex Medical, the manufacturer has announced.

ResMed advances patent case


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

Sleep vendors continue legal wrangle


SAN DIEGO – ResMed has announced that the International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate BMC Medical, a Chinese medical device manufacturer, and its U.S.-based distributors, 3B Medical and 3B Products, for patent infringement.

In brief: Investor buys Permobil, Drive responds to lawsuit


STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Permobil, a manufacturer of high-end power wheelchairs, has been acquired by Investor AB, a Swedish investment firm. Private equity firm Nordic Capital agreed to sell Permobil for $842.3 million.

Drive Medical suspends sale of certain CPAP masks


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – In light of a lawsuit filed by ResMed, Drive Medical has suspended the sale and marketing of several of its CPAP masks, the company has announced.