In its motion to dismiss the charges, BPMC
pointed out that Kaiser Permanente was basing its decision on the interests of the public rather than its own financial interest, thus forcing BPMC
to drop the case altogether to avoid a test of the patent.
As the first step in joining the BPMC, Ventana will enable its GroupSystems Activity Modeler product to work with Visio.
Ventana is looking forward to working with Visio and members of the BPMC to further awareness of GroupSystems and the potential for innovative collaboration on business process design.
We are pleased to welcome Ventana Corporation as the newest member of BPMC," said Peter Mullen, general manager of the business products business unit at Visio.
Vincent and KP BPMC
to partially offset the loss at KP LAMC.
Since Kaiser is only one of seven commercial laboratories doing "triple marker" screenings for DHS, BPMC chose to seek damages for the infringements of all seven labs at one time, directly from DHS, as opposed to carrying on seven separate suits against the contracting labs themselves.
Despite uninformed public statements by Mitchell Sugarman, Director of Medical Technology Assessment at Kaiser Permanente, BPMC was not forced to drop the case against Kaiser in order to avoid a test of the patent.
BPMC still intends to aggressively pursue all infringing laboratories who have not yet taken a license.