ResMed sues Respironics for mask patent infringment.
ResMed, Inc. (San Diego, CA) filed a lawsuit in Federal District
Court in San Diego against Respironics, Inc. ResMed's suit seeks a
judgment that certain Respironics mask products (Contour Deluxe, Comfort
Classic, Comfort Select, and Image3 masks) infringe patents held by
ResMed. The complaint further charges Respironics with copying
ResMed's proprietary mask technology, and alleges violation of the
Lanham Act, trademark and trade dress infringement, and common law
violations. ResMed seeks an injunction and damages.
Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D., ResMed's Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, commented, "ResMed has devoted substantial resources to
the development of its mask technology. The suit is an effort to
protect the intellectual property those resources have produced. We
will not tolerate the copying of our products by competitors."
ResMed is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of
medical equipment for the diagnosis, treatment and management of
sleep-disordered breathing, selling a comprehensive range of products in
over 60 countries.