Massachusetts medical device maker Zoll Medical touted a legal win against Germany’s ELan Med GmbH, landing an injunction that prevents ELan from manufacturing or selling any infringing products.
A judge for the District Court of Munich, Germany, ruled in Zoll’s favor that certain of ELan’s devices infringe on Zoll’s for its Intravascular Temperature Management Systems patents, according to a press release.
Zoll’s IVTM systems manage warming and cooling via a balloon catheter inserted into a patient’s venous system. ELan developed products designed to work with Zoll’s IVTM technology.
"We place a high value on our intellectual property and will pursue all available legal remedies against companies or individuals who attempt to capitalize on our innovative technologies by patent infringement," Zoll president James Palazzolo said in prepared remarks. "We are gratified that the court has acknowledged ZOLL’s temperature management system patent."
The court ordered ELan to pay 90% of the cost of the court proceedings, and granted Zoll entitlement to recover damages from sales of the offending products as far back as Jan. 18, 2012.