DR Systems Sues 16 Cos. Over Medical Imaging Patent

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT) -- DR Systems Inc. filed a lawsuit in California federal court Monday accusing a slew of medical device makers including Cerner Corp. of infringing its patent for medical imaging systems.

The lawsuit alleges the medical device companies have violated DR System's patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,452,416, titled “automated system and method for organizing, presenting and manipulating medical images,” by selling medical picture archive and communication systems. The plaintiff contends the medical device companies have willfully infringed the company's patented imaging technology.

“Each defendant has not taken adequate...
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