Fisher & Paykel’s stock got dragged down 3.069% to $14.530 on getting hit by patent infringement allegation filed by California-based ResMed.
In a recent update it was revealed that on Saturday 1 September 2018 medical equipment company ResMed has filed a lawsuit with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and US District Court against the patented technology of New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
Fisher & Paykel healthcare (ASX: FPH) is accused of infringement in relation to Eson and Simplus range of patented masks which are used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Innovator in sleep apnea and respiratory care, ResMed seeks an ITC order to stop the import and sale of these products into the US. It also seeks for monetary damages in the US district court. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”wxhmli4jjedneglg1trq”]
But following to the petition filed by ResMed, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare announced today that it will contest patent allegations made against it. In the light of significant legal cost to be incurred in the contest of these claims, the company has released updated FY19 guidance.
The NPAT for the 2019 financial year is now expected to be in the range of approximately NZ$205 million to NZ$210 million. Although FY19 half-year result guidance remains the same, full year earning guidance has been updated to NZ$215 million.
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