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Masimo prevails in patent infringement case

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

California federal appeals court denies Tyco/Nellcor's appeals and places a permanent injunction on the affected Nellcor pulse oximetry products, according to Masimo. In March 2004, a Los Angeles federal court jury found that Nellcor had infringed Masimo's patents and subsequently awarded Masimo $134.5 mil. According to Masimo, that figure was increased to $164 mil. when Nellcor continued to infringe on its products through May 2004. Masimo claims that damages have accrued further since the final judgment. Nellcor is the pulse oximetry market leader, with Masimo holding a distant second place spot (1"The Gray Sheet" April 5, 2004, p. 26)...

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