Draeger counters patent allegations
Nov. 21, 2008, Pittsburgh - Draeger Safety, Inc. is countering what it believes are unsubstantiated allegations from Sperian Respiratory Protection USA (formerly Bacou-Dalloz USA) of a patent infringement on the popular Draeger PSS7000 SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) used by firefighters.
November 21, 2008 By Draeger Safety Inc.
has a strong respect for intellectual property rights but believes that this
lawsuit is meritless as it alleges that the PSS7000 SCBA infringes Sperian
U.S. Patent No. 6.091,331.
On Nov. 3,
Draeger filed an answer and counterclaim to Sperian’s
stating that the 331 patent is invalid and not infringed. The complaint
in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Sept. 11.
These papers are publicly available and can be provided upon request.
firefighter community has already concluded that the Draeger PSS 7000
the best in class SCBA. See Phoenix Fire Test (visit
Draeger’s innovative compliant-design
shows its in-depth understanding of firefighter requirements and design
Draeger focuses on providing high quality safety products for firefighter
with its new 2007 NFPA Compliant, SCBA. Draeger is confident in the
and uniqueness of the PSS7000 SCBA and therefore will continue to
SCBA available to the firefighting community.
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