Zoll Medical Can't Evade Defibrillator Patent License Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A California judge Tuesday refused to throw out Cardiac Science Corp.'s lawsuit accusing Zoll Medical Corp. of breaching a patent cross-licensing deal for defibrillator technology, saying the agreement might provide for installment payments over time, which would defeat claims that the suit was brought too late.

“There may have been multiple breaches if there were installments payments to be made,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan said Tuesday, pointing to Cardiac Science’s claims that there have been continuing breaches within the statute of limitations. “I...
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