By: Sarah Krouse
Teladoc Sues Rival Over Hospital Robot Patents
Teladoc Health Inc., the country’s largest publicly traded telemedicine provider, has sued rival American Well Corp. for alleged patent violations related to technology behind robot-like carts that connect hospitalized patients with specialists in real time via video.
The patent-infringement suit, filed Monday in a Delaware district court, relates to nine patents Teladoc says it owns. The filing asks for unspecified damages as well as action permanently barring Amwell from the alleged infringement.