Philips, Zoll Can't Escape Defibrillator Patent Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (November 20, 2013, 10:55 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge has rejected competing bids for summary judgment in a defibrillator patent dispute between Philips Electronics North American Corp. and Zoll Medical Corp., finding in an order published Tuesday that remaining issues of fact should be left to a jury to decide. 

The order, dated Nov. 6, cleared the way for a trial next month, denying multiple motions for summary judgment from Philips and from Zoll, each of which accuses the other of infringing patents covering technology in automated external defibrillators. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel...
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