Case Name: Airmid IP LLC v. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-12796-RHC-LIM
Date Filed: 6/26/2012
Judge: Hon. Robert H. Cleland
Airmid IP, LLC filed suit for patent infringement against Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation. The patents in dispute are United States Patent Nos. 6,852,280 entitled, “Condensed Perfusion Circuit for Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardioplegia” and 6,946,099 entitled, “Methods of Using Condensed Perfusion Circuit for Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardioplegia” (collectively, “the patents”). The patents relate to devices used in heart surgery. Terumo answered the complaint filed by Airmid with affirmative defenses including, but not limited to, failure to state a claim, non-infringement, invalidity, laches/estoppel, prosecution history estoppel. Terumo further counterclaimed asserting that the inventors listed on the patents did not conceive any claimed element of the patent’s claims among other things. On September 7, 2012, Airmid filed a motion to dismiss on Terumo’s counterclaims and affirmative defenses. The case was dismissed on November 30, 2012. However, on December 27, 2012, Airmid filed an agreed motion to modify the November 30, 2012 dismissal order based on a potential settlement. The case was officially reinstated on February 12, 2013. On February 26, 2013, the parties stipulated to dismiss the case without prejudice. The case was dismissed on March 21, 2013.