CHELMSFORD -- Medical-device maker Zoll Medical Corp. announced this week that it has won an injunction against a German company that infringed on a Zoll patent through the distribution and sale of certain products.
In a press release, Zoll said ELan Med GmbH of Cologne, Germany, sells products for use with Zoll's temperature-management gear.
Zoll said the District Court of Munich, Germany, ruled in favor of Zoll in a suit against ELan, ordering the German company to stop making and selling products intended to work with Zoll's Thermogard XP and CoolGard 300 intravascular temperature-management systems.
The systems provide cooling and warming through a balloon catheter inserted into the patient's veins that drain into the right atrium.
Zoll officials said the court also ruled that Zoll is entitled to recover damages resulting from sales of the products since Jan. 18, 2012, and that ELan is to pay 90 percent of the cost of the court proceedings.
Zoll, which employs more than 500 people in its Mill Road headquarters, was acquired by Japanese-based Asahi Kasei Corp. for $2.2 billion last year.