ResMed, Inc has filed parallel legal actions with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and in US federal court to stop the infringement of ResMed patents by APEX Medical Corp and Medical Depot, Inc.
ResMed is a manufacturer of respiratory and sleep-disordered breathing products. The company alleges that Taiwan-based manufacturer APEX Medical and its US distributor, Medical Depot, Inc (doing business as Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing), are infringing on multiple company patents through the following APEX products:
- The APEX WiZARD 210 and WiZARD 220 masks;
- The identical Freedom 210 and Freedom 220 masks made by APEX and sold by Medical Depot; and
- The APEX iCH and XT Fit flow generators.
Through the legal action, ResMed has asked the ITC to stop the importation and sales of these products in the United States and has asked the US federal court to stop the infringement and award damages against the defendants.
“For more than two decades, ResMed has generated significant advances in innovative products for sleep-disordered breathing therapy,” said ResMed global general counsel and chief administrative officer David Pendarvis. “We invest over a hundred million dollars in research and development each year to fuel these advances and other companies should not be allowed to infringe ResMed’s intellectual property by using our technology.”