Royal Philips Settles Defibrillator Dispute

Law360, New York (April 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A medical device maker has resolved long-standing patent litigation with Royal Philips Electronics NV over cardiac defibrillator technology and plans to pay $1 million for a license to Philips’ other patents.

Cardiac Science Corp., based in Bothell, Wash., said Thursday that all claims in the dispute were dismissed, and the $1 million payment for a royalty-free, worldwide license is for defibrillator devices not at issue in the suit.

As part of the settlement, each side has rights to the respective defibrillator patents of the other side...
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