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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-04169-JOF, the Hon. J. Owen Forrester presiding.
Filed on Dec. 3, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia;

Plaintiffs

v.
Empi
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP; Atlanta, GA
David C. Holloway
Vaibhav P. Kadaba

Djo
Esd

Defendants

Patents in case

  • 6,104,958: “Device for treating dysphagia with electrical stimulation” by Freed et. al. Prosecuted by Covington & Burling. Includes 15 claims (3 indep.). Was application 09/357,173. Granted 8/15/2000.
  • 7,280,873: “Treatment of oropharyngeal disorders by application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation” by Freed et. al. Prosecuted by Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.. Includes 14 claims (3 indep.). Was application 10/782,620. Granted 10/9/2007.
  • 5,725,564: “Method and apparatus for treating dysphagia with electrical stimulation” by Freed et. al. Prosecuted by Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP. Includes 25 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/549,046. Granted 3/10/1998.
  • 5,987,359: “Method for treating dysphagia with electrical stimulation” by Freed et. al. Prosecuted by Covington & Burling. Includes 1 claims (1 indep.). Was application 08/956,448. Granted 11/16/1999.

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