MedTel24’s Motion for Relief From Consent Judgment Denied by the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania
MALVERN, Pa., July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, is pleased to announce that the Honorable Juan R. Sanchez has denied MedTel24’s Motion for Relief From Consent Judgment, upholding a prior Judgment from January 2014 that stated MedTel24’s use or sale of certain Heart Monitoring software infringes upon BioTelemetry patents.
In 2012, CardioNet, a BioTelemetry subsidiary, filed suit against MedTel24, Inc. and other Companies in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for patent infringement. CardioNet sought an injunction against each defendant, as well as monetary damages. The defendants asserted counterclaims alleging the patents in the suit were invalid and not infringed.
The litigation concluded in early 2014 when the Court entered a Consent Judgment declaring all five CardioNet patents valid, enforceable and infringed upon by the defendants. The Consent Judgment also declared that all defendants are permanently enjoined from further infringement and are required to turn over all existing inventory of the Heartrak ECAT system to the Company.
The Court’s order comes in response to the attempt by MedTel24 to challenge the Consent Judgment. MedTel24 was the only defendant to challenge the original Judgement.
In finding for BioTelemetry, Judge Sanchez specifically upheld the validity of the Consent Judgement which provided that MedTel24’s “making, using, offering to sell or selling in the United States the accused Heartrack ECAT system, including (i) a Heartrack ECAT Monitor; (ii) a Heartrack ECAT communicator; and (iii) CardioStation or eCardioStation software infringes the five patents-in-suit.”
Joseph Capper, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioTelemetry, Inc., commented: “This decision further highlights the strength of our patent portfolio. We are pleased with the Court’s ruling as it is evidence of the impact of our patent defense strategy. On the heels of this victory, the Company will continue to vigorously protect our intellectual property, including taking action against any parties that employ our products without consent.”
BioTelemetry, Inc., formerly known as CardioNet, Inc., is the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care. The Company currently provides cardiac monitoring services, original equipment manufacturing with a primary focus on cardiac monitoring devices and centralized cardiac core laboratory services. More information can be found at www.biotelinc.com.
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