ITC Initiates Probe Over Invacare Medical Bed Patents

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate medical equipment manufacturer Invacare Corp.'s claims that rival Medical Depot Inc. and a China-based exporter have infringed four patents related to adjustable-height medical beds.

The probe, announced Thursday by the ITC, comes after Invacare filed a complaint Aug. 5 accusing Medical Depot — which operates as Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing — and Shanghai Shunlong Physical Therapy Equipment Co. Ltd. of violating Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 through imports of adjustable-height beds and their...
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