Court Dismisses Suit Over Talking Defibrillator

Law360, New York (April 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Massachusetts judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by an inventor who argued that Zoll Medical Corp.’s AED Plus, a defibrillator that uses audio and visual prompts to help in the administration of CPR, infringed a single patent, ruling that plaintiff Donald C. Hutchins’ claims were barred by res judicata.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor on Tuesday signed off on an order granting Zoll Medical’s motion to dismiss the suit. Wednesday, Hutchins said that he had not yet seen the order dismissing the case,...
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