Philips' Suit Over Defibrillator Patent Stays Alive

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 3:30 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to nix Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV's challenge of a determination by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that Cardiac Science Operating Co. had priority in a patent dispute over defibrillators.

In an order Monday, Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington declined to grant summary judgment in favor of Cardiac Science, finding that the two parties still disagree over the descriptions of the patent at issue.

“The court cannot resolve the dispute...
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