Philips Slaps Rival With New Defibrillator Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EST) -- Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV slapped rival Zoll Medical Corp. with a lawsuit Thursday accusing the medical device maker of infringing six defibrillator patents, opening a new front in the companies' intellectual property battle.

The suit — filed in Seattle federal court — targets four series of defibrillators made by Zoll that Philips claims run afoul of its patents issued between 1995 and 2008 for various types of technology used in the medical devices.

In particular, the complaint singles out Zoll's E Series, M Series, R Series...
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