Fisher & Paykel Healthcare files patent infringement complaint in the US against ResMed

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by Anna Napoli

Medical device company, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (ASX:FPH) has filed a patent infringement complaint in the US against ResMed (ASX:RMD).

The company is seeking an exclusion order from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to prevent the importation of Resmed's AirFit P10 range of nasal pillow masks in the United States.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare allege the masks infringe five of its patents, and is seeking a permanent exclusion order and a cease and desist order from the ITC.

CEO and MD Lewis Gradon says Fisher and Paykel has developed a unique mask technology that has provided improved care and outcomes for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea

He says the company takes infringement of intellectual property rights very seriously.

Shares in Fisher & Paykel (ASX:FPH) closed down 0.88 per cent to $13.60 yesterday

Anna Napoli

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Anna joined FNN February 2018 and also works with Channel 7 as a freelance producer. Anna has also worked as a lawyer and lecturer. She has also presented news updates for interstate news with Southern Cross Austereo.