February 10, 2015 – ThermoTek, Inc. filed a declaratory judgment action against Maldonado Medical LLC, GBCS, L.L.C., American Surgical Development, LLC, and inventor Gregory Brian Maxon Maldonado on February 9 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. The lawsuit alleges patent misuse and invalidity, among other things, related to Maldonado Medical’s U.S. Patent No. 8,485,995, entitled: “System and Method for Thermal Compression Therapy.” The technology at issue relates to ThermoTek’s VascuTherm system, which is an electronic heating, cooling, and compression system used with specially designed therapy wraps during medically-necessary therapy and deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis. The complaint has been given Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-00428, with United States District Court Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn presiding.
By: Frederick C. Millett