Newport Medical Instruments Inc, Costa Mesa, Calif, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Flight Medical Innovation Ltd of Israel. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida, claims that Flight Medical’s Flight 60 ventilator infringes upon a US patent owned by Newport Medical.

“In our 30 year history, we have never filed a lawsuit. We had hoped to avoid litigation altogether,” said Hong-Lin Du, MD, president of Newport Medical. “Unfortunately, Flight Medical gave us no choice but to file this lawsuit in order to protect our valuable intellectual property rights.”

Newport Medical’s ventilators, designed for use in hospitals, sub-acute facilities, medical transportation, and homecare, are distributed in over 116 countries.

Source: Newport Medical Instruments Inc