Judge to hear Teladoc v. American Well patent lawsuit today

A patent infringement lawsuit between telehealth providers Teladoc and American Well will be heard in court today, reports Politico.

In June, American Well filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Teladoc, alleging Teladoc "unfairly disregarded" American Well's intellectual property related to its technology. "We developed and patented these innovations, and we owe it to our clients, partners and shareholders to protect them," said Ido Schoenberg, MD, chairman and CEO of American Well, in a previous statement.

Teladoc says the patents in question are invalid. "For one, American Well's claims of being 'first-to-market' are demonstrably false due to the fact that Teladoc and others were providing telehealth long before American Well was even formed as a company. Second, the patents in question are impermissibly broad and cover matters that are too obvious to be patented," said Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic in a previous statement to Becker's Hospital Review.

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