On January 11, 2019, Thompson, Holt, and NewAir Manufacturing LLC (“Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against Medtronic Public Limited Company, Medtronic, Inc., Stryker Corporation, Physio-Control International, Inc., Physio-Control Manufacturing, Inc., Physio-Control, Inc., Jolife AB, and Bain Capital, Inc. (“Defendants”) for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,988,499 (“the ‘499 Patent”), in addition to trade secret, misappropriation, and fraud claims. The ‘499 Patent is assigned to NewAir and is drawn to a mechanical resuscitator. The Plaintiffs are asserting that the Defendants are infringing the ‘499 Patent by making, selling, offering to sell, and/or distributing the LUCAS Stabilization Strap. The case remains pending and is captioned 2:19-cv-02038 (W.D. Tenn.).
By: April Breyer Menon