Bloomberg Law
Jan. 24, 2022, 2:50 PM

Masimo Wins Ruling Keeping Ex-Worker’s Patent Application Secret

Susan Decker
Susan Decker
Bloomberg News

A district court was correct to order keeping a former Masimo employee’s patent applications for pulse oximeters secret, the nation’s top patent court ruled Monday.

  • Marcelo Lamego, a former scientist with Masimo’s Cercacor unit, and Lamego’s True Wearables company were banned from allowing publication of applications for an algorithm to measure blood-oxygen levels that Masimo claims covered stolen trade secrets
  • Masimo has a pending lawsuit against True Wearables, and the district court ordered the applications remain private while the suit is underway
    • Masimo learned of one application when True Wearables was given a notice from the Patent and Trademark Office ...

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