Medsquire LLC slapped 14 companies, including some of corporate America’s biggest names, with a patent infringement lawsuit covering electronic medical records systems.
Pasadena, Calif.-based Medsquire holds a patent for “Method and System for Flexibly Organizing, Recording, and Displaying Medical Patient Care Information Using Fields in a Flowsheet,” according to court documents. The firm accused Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) and a dozen other companies of violating the patent with various EMR systems.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Central California, seeks a jury trial; judgments of infringement, inducement of infringement and contributory infringement; and damages, legal fees and pre-judgment interest.
The defendants are: Spring Medical Systems, Quest Diagnostics, Nextgen Healthcare Information Systems Inc., Henry Schein Medical Systems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Aprima Medical Software Inc., eClinical Works LLC, Med3000 Inc., Pulse Systems Inc., CompuLink Business Systems INc., NexTech Systems Inc., Navinet Inc., successEHS Inc. and Athenahealth.