September 21, 2015 – On September 18, 2015, Exergen Corp. (“Exergen”) filed a complaint against Microlife Corp. (“Microlife”) asserting infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,346,386 (“the ’386 Patent”) in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The ’386 Patent is titled “Temporal Artery Temperature Detector” and is directed to a method and system for obtaining body temperature measurements by scanning a thermal radiation sensor across the side of the forehead over the temporal artery. Exergen asserts that Microlife is infringing the asserted patent by making, using, importing, selling and/or offering for sale forehead thermometers under the names Vicks Forehead Thermometer and Braun Forehead Thermometer. The case remains pending and is docketed as Case No. 1:15-cv-13387 before Judge Richard G. Stearns.
By: Ketan V. Patel