SOURCE: Golden Hour

April 02, 2014 07:36 ET

Golden Hour Wins Patent Suit Against emsCharts

Federal Court Issues a Judgment for Direct, Induced, and Willful Infringement and Agrees to Issue a Permanent Injunction Against emsCharts

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - The Federal Court in Marshall Texas issued a judgment against emsCharts for enhanced damages plus interest for direct, induced, and willful infringement. The Court also agreed to issue Golden Hour a Permanent Injunction which would enjoin emsCharts from further infringement. This Judgment is over $8.2M for transports before September 2008.

Additional significant royalty damages for infringement after September 2008 for both air and ground transports continue to grow and will also be assessed in the next few weeks. This ruling was delayed by emsCharts' voluntarily filing bankruptcy in 2012. This judgment establishes Golden Hour as the largest creditor. The current owners of emsCharts are Peter Goutmann, John Massie, and the University of Pittsburg Medical Center's (UPMC) Center for Emergency Medicine, owners of the STAT MedEvac medical transportation program.

"We would like to thank the Jury and the Court for their consideration, time, thoughtful analysis and deliberation on this important patent infringement matter," said Dr. Kevin Hutton, Chairman and CEO of Golden Hour. "We are pleased with the ruling against emsCharts. This was a long litigation that tested Golden Hour's patents during 3 separate trials, an appeal with the US Circuit Court, and a complete reexamination by the US Patent Office with all trial testimony. Golden Hour is committed to innovation and to protecting our intellectual property."

Golden Hour's intellectual property portfolio includes United States Patent numbers 6,117,073 | 7,233,905 | 7,778,849 | 7,734,481 | 7,668,736.

If your company would like to have a confidential discussion regarding licensing Golden Hour's patents, please contact Bill Dow, Chief Financial Officer.

Golden Hour
Golden Hour is a leading provider of integrated Computer Aided Dispatch, Clinical Charting, Analytics, and Revenue Cycle Management Services (RCM) for the emergency medical transportation industry. Through a patented integrated approach to data collection, information standardization, and revenue cycle management, Golden Hour helps medical transportation programs optimize operations while remaining compliant and financially successful. For more information about Golden Hour, visit

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