ResMed takes on another potential infringer

July 22, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Respiratory medical devices maker ResMed files a new International Trade Commission complaint against rival BMC Medical and its U.S. distributor.

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San Diego respiratory devices maker ResMed (NYSE:RMD) filed a new complaint with the International Trade Commission, this time against Chinese medtech company BMC Medical Co. and its U.S. subsidiary 3B Products.

ResMed had previously filed a lawsuit against BMC and 3B, accusing the duo of infringing on patents for CPAP devices, a nasal mask and a nasal pillow interface. ResMed announced this week that it amended the lawsuit to include additional patents.

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"ResMed built its market leadership by investing in superior technology for sleep-disordered breathing therapy," ResMed global general counsel and chief administrative officer David Pendarvis said in prepared remarks. "We will continue to defend our proprietary technology by enforcing our patents against those who unfairly copy our products."