On April 11, 2013, MMR also announced the filing of a complaint for patent infringement against Quest Diagnostics, Inc. alleging that Quest is infringing on MMR's Personal Health Records patent, specifically, U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466, and as a result, MMR is seeking monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV-13-2538-CBM (MNx), on April 10, 2013 and is available on the court's website http://www.pacer.gov/. As stated in the complaint, pursuant to its public records and statements, Quest is "the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing services with a medical and scientific staff of approximately 900 MDs and PhDs, an extensive network of convenient patient locations and laboratories and a range of complementary diagnostic products." According to the complaint, Quest offers a product known as Gazelle, a mobile health application that is a PHR. Gazelle allows a customer to receive and store through his or her cell phone medical information, including personal medical records amongst other things. It is still very early in the litigation, however, the two companies are in communication.
Lastly, on May 20, 2013, MMR announced the filing of a complaint for patent infringement against Jardogs LLC, a subsidiary of Allscripts. The complaint states that Jardogs provides health information services to consumers and healthcare providers and is infringing on MMR's Personal Health Records patents including U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466. According to the complaint, Jardogs provides a product called FollowMyHealth Universal Health Record, which it describes as the "next generation patient portal, combining patient-provider communication with a patient managed personal health record." The complaint alleges that Jardogs, while infringing on MMR's patent, also has induced others including Allscripts, distributors, agents, resellers and users to infringe one or more claims of the patent. MMR is seeking monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV: 13-3560, on May 16, 2013, and is available on the court's website http://www.pacer.gov/.
MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions, and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. MMR currently has seven U.S. Health IT patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,301,466; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,121,855; 8,117,646; 8,117,045; and 8,321,240. The MMR Patent Portfolio also includes additional applications and continuation applications with nearly 400 claims. The patents involve inventions pertaining to Personal Health Records, Patient Portals and other Electronic Health Record systems. MMR also has been granted patents and has other pending applications in countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, and European nations.
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