AirStrip Technologies has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against mVisum.
The federal lawsuit, filed in New York, accuses mVisum of violating AirStrip’s patented intellectual property rights. San Antonio-based Airstrip received a patent on Aug. 28th this year covering “an industry-leading method for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones such as the iPhone®, tablets such as the iPad®, and on other mobile devices.”
“AirStrip has a responsibility to exercise its patent protection in ways that rapidly drive the evolution of mHealth in a
uniform and positive direction,” AirStrip CEO Alan Portela said in a news release. “AirStrip respects the intellectual property of others, and will vigorously defend our own. Such action is not taken lightly, but we feel it is in the best interest of providers, our partners, and ultimately, patients.”
AirStrip Technologies develops mobile apps for physicians and other medical workers to care for patients remotely. AirStrip is backed by investments from Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Hospital
Corporation of America (HCA), and the Wellcome Trust. Dow Jones VentureWire this week reported that AirStrip Technologies had just landed an estimated $10 million in additional venture funding.