UPDATE 1-Fisher & Paykel says UK court rules rival Resmed's patent is invalid

From Reuters - November 12, 2017

* UK court rules Resmeds patent for mask invalid - F&P Healthcare

* Allows F&P Healthcare to sell similar masks in UK

* Legal proceedings still underway in Germany and U.S. (Adds context on wider legal proceedings, market reaction)

WELLINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - New Zealands Fisher & Paykel Healthcare said on Monday that it could continue to sell its sleep apnea masks in Britain as a UK court had ruled that rival Resmed Incs patent was invalid.

Fisher & Paykel filed the case against California-based Resmed in Britains High Court in 2016, and has similar legal proceedings underway in Germany, after Resmed had said the New Zealand companys masks violated Resmed patents.

This result confirms that UK patients can continue to purchase and enjoy the benefits of our high-performance masks, Fisher & Paykel said in a statement in which it announced the UK court ruling.


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