A Medical Device Daily
InSite One (Wallingford, Connecticut), a developer of digital medical image archiving and storage services for U.S. healthcare, reported that it has filed a claim for patent infringement against National Digital Medical Archive (NDMA) and i3 Archive (both Berwyn, Pennsylvania).
In its papers, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, InSite One alleges that NDMA and i3 infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,574,742 (the ‘742 patent), relating to the offsite storage and management of digital images. InSite One asserts that both NDMA and i3 are inducing their customers to infringe on this patent.
InSite One seeks an injunction to halt both NDMA and i3 from offering their services to present and future customers and for payment of damages.
Prior to filing the patent infringement claim, InSite One contacted NDMA and i3 to discuss their services and InSite One’s patent. It said that NDMA and i3 responded by filing a lawsuit for declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of the ‘742 patent.
James Champagne, president/CEO of InSite One, said, “As a leading innovator of offsite storage technology for the medical field, we believe competition is a way to foster the growth of the market. However, we must take action against companies that attempt to profit from our innovation by infringing our intellectual property that we have worked hard and at such expense to develop. We have invested significant financial and other resources in the development of our technology and we will work aggressively to protect that investment.”
InSite One is the developer of a suite of InDex Web-enabled archiving services combining on-and off-site storage with built-in disaster recovery. InDex integrates with any PACS, hospital network and digital modality via DICOM standards to provide HIPAA-compliant, affordable storage.