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3B Medical Responds to ResMed Legal Action

August 19, 2013

LAKE WALES, FL – Southern California-based ResMed made headlines earlier
this month
when it filed a complaint against 3B Medical Inc alleging
patent infringement. Tom Thayer, Sr., president of 3B Medical Inc, fired
back last week calling the legal challenge a “tremendous waste of
resources” and expressing confidence that his company would prevail.

“Every
law firm that we have consulted has expressed confidence that the
claims are without merit,” said Thayer. “That said, the lawsuits are
costly. We have set aside the financial resources necessary to fight
this, and have every confidence that we will prevail at the end of the
day…and we think that ResMed’s aggressive litigation speaks volumes to
their insecurity about the future challenge we pose to them.”

3B
is the North American sales arm of BMC Medical. BMC started as a
manufacturer of polysomnography equipment in Asia and maintains a core
focus and competency in sleep diagnostics and sleep therapy.

The
latest legal tussles demonstrate that the stakes are high in the
burgeoning sleep market. Medtrade, held this year from Oct 7-10 in
Orlando, Fla, is a great place to explore CPAP marketing possibilities
with sessions such as:

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Are There Opportunities for Growth with Your Sleep Program?
Speakers: Susean Nichols, President, Millennium Management Services
Track: Sleep/Oxygen & Respiratory

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tying
the Knot: Legal and Regulatory Aspects of DME Joint Ventures with
Hospitals and Health Care Systems for PAP and Other Sleep Services
Speakers: Daniel Brown, Managing Shareholder, Atlanta Office, The Health Law Partners, P.C.
Track: Sleep/Oxygen & Respiratory

See
www.medtrade.com for more information. Significant savings are
available to providers who register for Medtrade attendance sometime in
the next two months through early bird rates. Click here to register for
Medtrade in Orlando, Fla.