Aircraft Medical wins in patent infringement case

Aircraft Medical, manufacturer of the McGrath Series 5 and McGrath Mac video-laryngoscopes has won in the Scottish courts against Verathon Medical, manufacturer of the Glidescope and Cobalt video-laryngoscopes. Verathon sued Aircraft for patent infringement in 2008. Lord Hodge of the Scottish Court of Session recognized the validity of the GlideScope patent but held that Aircraft Medical’s products did not infringe upon it. In his judgment, Lord Hodge ruled that Verathon´s patent does not prevent UK based Aircraft´s production and export of McGrath Series 5 video-laryngoscopes. Details here.

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About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for EMS1.com, on AmbulanceWorld.com and Multibriefs.com. I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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2 Responses to Aircraft Medical wins in patent infringement case

  1. Jared says:

    Also remember that a patent infringement law suite can be a David-versus-Goliath confrontation. Defendants in patent infringement lawsuits are usually large corporations with unlimited resources, while plaintiffs in patent infringement lawsuits are often individuals or small businesses with very limited resources.

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