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Teladoc Sues Avail Startup for Telemedicine Console Royalties

June 4, 2021, 8:56 PM

Teladoc claims Avail’s line of telemedicine consoles, which allow surgeons to video-conference with colleagues, infringes three patents related to the operation of tele-robotic systems.

  • Teladoc is seeking cash compensation of at least a reasonable royalty and a court order blocking further unauthorized use of the inventions, according to a complaint filed Friday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Closely held Avail’s backers have included billionaire Dan Sundheim’s D1 Capital Partners, Joe Lonsdale’s 8VC, Lux Capital and Sonder Capital
  • Patents cover systems, methods and “computer-readable media resulting in improved functionality,” according to the complaint
  • Targeted products include ...

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