|[December 06, 2012]
InTouch Health to Appeal Decision in Patent Suit
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
InTouch Health (News - Alert), the leader in acute care telemedicine, today announced a
verdict was reached in the Company's patent infringement suit against
VGo Communications, Inc. After a two-week trial the jury found that the
VGo robot did not infringe the asserted claims of three InTouch Health
patents and that two of the asserted claims were invalid. The Company
intends to appeal the decision.
"We are disappointed with the jury's verdict, which we believe is
erroneous based on what we maintain is strong evidence that the VGo
robot infringes our patents," said Dr. Yulun Wang, Chairman and CEO of
InTouch Health. "We also believe that the evidence failed to support the
invalidity verdict for two of the asserted claims. We are confident that
these decisions will be corrected on appeal."
"The nature of patent infringement litigation is extremely comple, and
the system allows for rulings to be appealed from the district court to
the appellate level for review by judges focused on the complexities of
patent litigation," adds Dr. Wang. "We will continue to vigorously
defend our patents against infringement by companies attempting to
market products in violation of our patent rights."
InTouch Health leads the acute care telemedicine market with about 700
hospital locations on six continents delivering telemedicine services
such as stroke, critical care, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics,
neonatology, and surgical/procedure mentoring. "Our Remote Presence
robotic systems are the only FDA cleared class II medical devices on the
market authorized for delivering expert, high-acuity telemedicine,"
stated Dr. Wang.
About InTouch Health
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA (News - Alert), InTouch Health is a privately held
company that has led in the development of acute care remote presence
telemedicine solutions for high acuity applications where doctors are
required to take immediate clinical action. A fully integrated,
end-to-end solution, the InTouch® Telemedicine System encompasses the
SureConnect® cloud-based infrastructure, clinical applications and data
management, industry leading 24/7 technical support and clinical
consulting services. By removing critical time and distance barriers,
this System effectively enables physicians to perform real-time consults
with hospital patients through a host of purpose-built telemedicine
devices. InTouch Health supports telemedicine networks at 13 of the
nation's top 40 hospitals ranked by U.S. News as "Best Hospitals for
neurology and neurosurgery."
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