Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited announced today that it has filed patent infringement proceedings in the US District Court for the Central District of California seeking judgment that ResMed Inc’s AirSense 10 and AirCurve 10 range of flow generator products, ClimateLineAir heated air tubing for use with such flow generator products and Swift LT and Swift FX masks infringe patents held by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
The company alleges that certain of ResMed’s continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices and accessories used in the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and certain of ResMed’s masks infringe on Fisher & Paykel Healthcare patents. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is seeking all available remedies, including damages and injunctive relief.
Lewis Gradon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said “Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has invested substantial resources in the research and development of its technologies over the past 45 years. The company has protected that investment through the development of a significant portfolio of more than 1,400 issued and pending patents, and takes infringement of its intellectual property rights very seriously.”
About Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The company’s products are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, visit our website www.fphcare.com.
Contact: Marcus Driller, General Manager Corporate