Acacia Unit Targets Medical Tech Bigwigs

Law360, New York (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medical technology giants GE Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. and Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. have been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit over imaging technology by a subsidiary of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp.

Hospital Systems Corp. filed the lawsuit on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing the companies, as well as Philips Electronics North America Corp. and McKesson Corp., of violating two patents through the sale and distribution of picture-archiving communications systems.

Hospital systems accused the...
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