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ResMed gets permanent injunction against Apex in Germany

July 29, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed announced this week that it has won a permanent injunction in Germany against Taiwanese medical device manufacturer Apex Medical, prohibiting sales of infringing headgear used on Apex's Wizard 210 and 220 masks. The judgment, entered by the Regional District Court in Munich, can be appealed. The permanent injunction continues a preliminary injunction that was entered by the same court in November 2013. The judgment also requires Apex to forfeit its inventory of infringing products,...

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In brief: Judge delivers mixed ruling, NSM names president

July 25, 2014HME News Staff

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 Medical had argued that it had redesigned the humidifier so that it no longer infringed on ResMed patents, the release states. “As a result, Apex should continue to be banned from selling the iCH humidifier in the United States,” ResMed states in the release. In its own press...

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In brief: AAH collects funds, Senate green-lights HHS chief

June 6, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has kicked off a campaign to raise $250,000 in the next two years to develop and launch HME Audit Key, a tool to track audit activity. “This is a massive, long-term project that will benefit the entire industry and AAHomecare is committed to making sure it is provided with the resources it needs to succeed,” the association stated in a bulletin to members last week. Members of AAHomecare's executive committee and board of directors, along with The VGM Group and...

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Judge protects ResMed patent

June 5, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - An International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has ruled that Taiwanese manufacturer Apex infringes a ResMed patent protecting an integrated humidifier used in its CPAP devices.Per the June 4 ruling, Apex can no longer import or sell its XT and iCH CPAP devices with these humidifiers in the U.S.“This ITC victory is validation that our customers should not accept imitations,” stated David Pendarvis, chief administrative officer and global general counsel at ResMed, in a press...

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Patent tug-of-war continues

February 19, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Apex Medical has initiated challenges to four ResMed patents, it announced today. Apex has initiated challenges in the European Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court, and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. In November, ResMed won preliminary injunctions in Germany against Apex and Chinese manufacturer BMC Medical, prohibiting both manufacturers from selling or making certain products in Germany without a court order. In August, Apex asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

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