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Evans & Dixon Obtains Summary Judgment for Pulse Systems, Inc. in Patent Infringement Lawsuit in C.D. California

by Evans & Dixon

Los Angeles, California, August 28, 2013 – Evans & Dixon obtained a summary judgment ruling of no infringement in favor of electronic health record software developer, Pulse Systems, Inc. in a patent case brought by non-practicing entity Uniloc. On August 28, 2013, Judge Michael Fitzgerald of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, issued a ruling on Pulse's motion for summary judgment finding that Pulse was entitled to a ruling that its Pulse Complete EHR product did not infringe Uniloc's patent. Uniloc purchased the subject patent from Medsquire in 2012. Medsquire originally sued Pulse and at least 13 other companies in May 2011 accusing them of infringing its patent. All of the other defendants, except for Pulse and eClinicalworks settled with Medsquire/Uniloc. Firmly believing that its products did not infringe and the subject patent was invalid, Pulse refused and sought summary judgment in the case.

Evans & Dixon principal, Don Kelly, served as lead counsel for Pulse. The Evans & Dixon team handling the case included Ben Fletcher and Brian Shank.