ITC Launches New Patent Probe Of Sleep Aid Devices

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to launch an investigation of breathing masks and other equipment used to treat sleep disorders following allegations of patent infringement last month by California-based ResMed Inc. against Chinese medical device giant BMC Medical Co. Ltd., the ITC said Monday.

The commission said the investigation will cover medical systems used in the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, particularly obstructive sleep apnea. It named BMC, along with its U.S. subsidiaries 3B Products LLC and 3B Medical Inc., as the respondents in the...
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