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