Fed. Circ. Keeps patent enforcement injunction in trade secret row

By Britain Eakin (January 24, 2022, 8:48 PM EST) — The Federal Circuit ruled on Monday that Masimo Corp. and Cercacor Laboratories Inc. had rightly obtained a preliminary injunction from a California federal judge blocking a former employee’s patent application on a pulse oximeter from going public due to trade secret exposure.

A three-judge panel ruled in an unprecedented opinion that U.S. District Judge James V. Selna was not mistaken in determining that Masimo and Cercacor, which are collaborating to develop technology used in medical devices, were likely to show that an algorithm used in a pulse oximeter, a device for measuring blood oxygen saturation, is a trade secret.

The companies sued the former…

Stay one step ahead

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You need to know what’s going on with customers, competitors, practice areas and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to stay an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data in articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of lawsuits, etc.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, motions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

About Raymond A. Bentley

Check Also

Finally, Apple’s iPad has a default weather app – TechCrunch

Hell has frozen over, apparently. Today, Apple addressed a long-standing user complaint about the iPad …