Electromed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMD), announced today that it has settled a trademark infringement lawsuit brought against the Company by Hill-Rom Services, Inc., Advanced Respiratory, Inc., Hill-Rom Company, Inc., and Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd. (collectively, “Hill-Rom”), regarding Electromed’s use of the term “SmartVest®.” The terms of the settlement agreement are confidential, but will not prohibit Electromed’s continued use of its SmartVest® marks.
Robert Hansen, Electromed’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented “We are pleased to have reached this agreement, which eliminates much of the expense and uncertainty associated with the litigation and enables the Company to focus its resources and attention on providing airway clearance therapy devices to patients.”
About Electromed, Inc.
Electromed, Inc., founded in 1992 and headquartered in New Prague, Minnesota, manufactures, markets and sells products that provide airway clearance therapy, including the SmartVest® Airway Clearance System and related products, to patients with compromised pulmonary function.
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