While this is old news, how many of you missed the press release in March 2002 regarding the resolution of the lawsuit filed by Bird (VIASYS) against Pulmonetic Systems (click here for the press release)?
Anyone have info on what that was all about?
It looks to me like the article states that, because of the agreement between the two divisions, all lawsuits are settled, not that there was any particular lawsuit to begin with. My understanding is that Bird, Bear, and Pulmonetics are all Viasys now.
Pulmonetic is not in the Viasys group, only Bear, Bird, and SensorMedics (among other resp but non-vent companies). The press release wording makes it sound like they're all together.
With a little digging, the lawsuits originated in 1999. Here's an excerpt from VIASYS' 2001 Annual Report:
Any idea what "patient infringement" is? I assume that must be "patent infringement". What a typo, if so!
Thanks for the clarification
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