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ResMed renews patent battle with F&P

September 4, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has filed a new petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the alleged infringement of its patented technology by New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. ResMed seeks an order banning the importation and sale in the U.S. of F&P's Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask for allegedly infringing five ResMed patents related to mask system and cushion design. ResMed has also filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...

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ResMed provides update on lawsuits in four countries

October 6, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed says a German court has stayed infringement proceedings against Fisher & Paykel to allow ResMed to defend the validity of its patents in the European Patent Office. The stay follows an oral hearing in late September, during which the court concluded that F&P's Simplus, Eson and Eson 2 infringe two ResMed European Patents, ResMed says. ResMed provided additional updates on its ongoing infringement proceedings against F&P: In the U.K., it says it is proceeding to trial to defend...

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Lawsuit update: ResMed vs. Fisher & Paykel

October 3, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A German court has suspended ResMed's intellectual property proceedings against Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, according to news reports. The court proceedings had been on hold while both companies waited for the outcome of a decision by the European Patent Office. ResMed filed patent infringement actions against F&P in U.S., German and New Zealand courts, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission, in 2016. It claims F&P's Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal...

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Legal wrangle: ResMed withdraws complaint, plans to refile

May 18, 2017HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has filed a motion to dismiss a complaint against Fisher & Paykel so that it can refile using new evidence it has gathered that will it a give stronger case, according to a press release. ResMed first lodged its complaint with the International Trade Commission in August 2016. ResMed claims that the New Zealand based Fisher & Paykel's masks violated its patented technology. “We're committed to protecting our innovation, which is why we've engaged in global legal proceedings...

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ITC to investigate Fisher & Paykel

September 20, 2016HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - The International Trade Commission plans to investigate certain sleep apnea devices manufactured by Fisher & Paykel, it announced Sept. 19. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by ResMed in August seeking to ban imported products Simplus full face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask, that it says infringe on various ResMed patents. That complaint came after Fisher & Paykel filed patent infringement proceedings against ResMed, saying that ResMed's AirSense...

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ResMed fires back at Fisher & Paykel

August 18, 2016HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has filed patent infringement actions against Fisher & Paykel Healthcare in U.S., German and New Zealand courts, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission. ResMed seeks an injunction banning import of Fisher & Paykel's Simplus full face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask, asserting that those masks infringe on ResMed's patents relating to modular mask systems, headgear design and cushion design. Earlier this week, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed patent infringement...

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F&P sues ResMed

August 16, 2016HME News Staff

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has filed patent infringement proceedings against ResMed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. F&P seeks judgment that ResMed's AirSense 10 and AirCurve10 range of flow generator products, its ClimateLineAir heated air tubing and its Swift LT and FX masks infringe patents that it holds. “Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has invested substantial resources in the research and development of its technologies over the past...

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Judge issues mixed initial ruling in ResMed, 3B case

August 26, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO and LAKE WALES, Fla. - An administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Aug. 22 made an initial ruling on ResMed's claims that Chinese manufacturer BMC Medical and its U.S. distributor 3B Medical have infringed on a number of its patents.ResMed reports that Judge Thomas Pender found that BMC/3B's InH2 humidifier and four of its masks (iVolve nasal mask, iVolve N2 nasal mask, Willow nasal pillows mask, and iVolve full face mask) infringe ResMed patents.BMC/3B points...

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ITC delivers mixed ruling for ResMed, Apex

July 22, 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 release,...

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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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