Picis Sues Rivals Over Medical Software Patent

Law360, New York (June 29, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medical information and automation company Picis has sued rivals Surgical Information Systems and Capsule Technologie for alleged infringement of a patent for software that captures and charts vital signs from disparate medical devices.

The lawsuit, filed with the U.S. District Court of Georgia, Atlanta Division, accuses the two companies of infringement of Picis' U.S. Patent No. 5,161,222.

The Picis patent protects and covers a software engine and drivers that capture vital signs data from a broad variety of medical devices, Picis said in a statement....
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