DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Ubicación actual:
>
> This Story


Conexión o Registro to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Business Affairs Homepage

Empowering patients is more transformational than you thought (or feared) Understanding a shifting paradigm in the care continuum

J. Michael Losh Cardinal Health appoints member to board of directors

Dr. Michael Rosol Navidea Biopharmaceuticals appoints chief medical officer

MDW aims to combat radiologist shortage with blockchain Connecting radiologists seeking volume to the facilities that need reading support

United Imaging Healthcare makes US debut at RSNA Bringing MR, CT, X-ray and PET/CT manufacturing to Houston

Dr. Hermann Requardt United Imaging Healthcare appoints senior scientific advisor

Dr. Jaewon Ryu Geisinger appoints interim president and CEO

Dr. Kent Thielen Mayo Clinic appoints CEO of its Florida operations; board of trustees names two new members

Medical charities do measurable good in the world A look at some organizations bringing goods and services where they are needed most

Mike Lobinsky EOS Imaging appoints new President North America

Verasonics files suit against Supersonic Imagine

por Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
Verasonics has sued French ultrasound equipment maker Supersonic Imagine in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The original complaint was filed in late 2017 and claims that Supersonic is infringing patents on Verasonics’ software beamforming architecture in its Aixplorer ultrasound systems.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Click to visit GE Healthcare Service Shop for ultrasound probe solutions

Get reliable ultrasound probe replacements, faster repair, and service coverage you can count on with GE Healthcare. Service Shop gives customers on-demand access to over 100 OEM new, used, and refurbished probe replacements.



The U.S. firm also alleges that Supersonic Imagine “misappropriated” its trade secrets in the Aixplorer platform. The software at issue permits ultrasound clinical features such as quantitative Doppler measurements to assess blood flow, whole breast imaging to screen women with dense breasts, and novel imaging techniques to evaluate and quantitatively measure tissue stiffness of possible cancers.

“We will always protect our intellectual property,” Lauren Pflugrath, president and CEO of Verasonics said in a statement provided to HCB News. “Verasonics values the collaborations we have with companies around the globe, but we must stand up against anyone infringing on our IP [intellectual property].”

The French firm was licensed to use its proprietary technology, but that permission expired in 2014. At that point, claims Verasonics, Supersonic Imagine just kept on using the patented and trade-secret technology without a license. Verasonics seeks monetary damages and injunctive relief, which would block marketing sales and development of any Aixplorer-platform products.

SuperSonic Imagine had, in October, 2017, introduced the latest version of its premium ultrasound system, Aixplorer Ultimate, for the first time at Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR 2017), hosted by the Société Française de Radiologie, in Paris, France.

That model had a variety of technological features for enhancing the possibility of new and noninvasive imaging modalities in the detection and treatment of breast and liver diseases, using ultrasound guidance to increase reliability for interventional procedures while improving patient safety and comfort.

Many firms worldwide use the technology of privately held, Kirkland, Washington-based Verasonics. And this is not the first time the company has had to go to court concerning patent issues.

In August, 2017, it won a final award of more than $5.6 million in a Washington State binding arbitration, from Seoul-based Alpinion Medical Systems, which had breached non-disclosure and lease agreements and misappropriated trade secrets.

"We are grateful for the arbitrator's decision to issue the Final Award so clearly in our favor," Pflugrath said at the time, adding that, "we continue to expand and build positive collaborative partnerships, but must insist on protecting our intellectual property.”

Alpinion was also blocked from selling its E-Cube 12 research ultrasound for five years.

Business Affairs Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Anuncie
Aumente su conciencia de marca
Subastas + ventas Privadas
Consigue el mejor precio
Comprar Equipo/Piezas
Encuentra El Precio Más Bajo
Noticias diarias
Lee las últimas noticias
Directorio
Examina todos los usuarios DOTmed
Ética en DOTmed
Ver nuestro programa de ética
El oro parte programa del vendedor
Recibir las solicitudes de PH
Programa de distribuidor con servicio gold
Recibe solicitudes
Proveedores de atención de salud
Ver todos los HCP (abreviatura de asistencia médica) Herramientas
Trabajos/Entrenamiento
Encontrar/rellenar un trabajo
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Obtener presupuestos para piezas
Certificado recientemente
Ver usuarios certificados recientemente
Recientemente clasificado
Ver usuarios certificados recientemente
Central de alquiler
Alquila equipos por menos
Vende equipos/piezas
Obtén más dinero
Mantenga el foro de los técnicos
Buscar ayuda y asesoramiento
Petición sencilla de propuestas
Obtén presupuestos para equipos
Feria comercial virtual
Encuentra servicio para el equipo
El acceso y el uso de este sitio está conforme a los términos y a las condiciones de nuestro AVISO LEGAL & AVISO DE LA AISLAMIENTO
Característica de y propietario DOTmeda .com, inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
TODOS LOS DERECHOS RESERVADOS