Judge Throws Out Philips Defibrillator Patent Suit

Law360 (September 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by Royal Philips Electronics NV alleging that the Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences made a number of erroneous decisions when determining that Cardiac Science Operating Co. had priority in a patent dispute over defibrillators.

Judge Marsha J. Pechman of U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled last week that the board did not make any errors in arriving at its decision and dismissed the case with prejudice.

The ruling came in response to a...
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