Antitrust Claims Cut From Philips, Masimo IP Spat

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 5:13 PM EST) -- A federal judge has split the pulse oximeter dispute between Masimo Corp. and Philips Electronics North America Corp. into two parts, allowing patent infringement claims to move forward while placing Philips' antitrust counterclaims on the back burner.

Discovery on Philips' antitrust claims will wait until the patent claims at issue are resolved, Judge Mary Pat Thynge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled Thursday.

Masimo sued Philips in February 2009 for selling monitors that allegedly infringe several of its patents. Philips shot...
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