Fonar and HealthSouth settle suit

June 21, 2000

HealthSouth, a medical equipment manufacturer that helps navigate people through the healthcare system, and Fonar have settled a patent infringement case about Fonar’s MRI technology. Both sides agreed to the settlement, and HealthSouth paid

HealthSouth, a medical equipment manufacturer that helps navigate people through the healthcare system, and Fonar have settled a patent infringement case about Fonar’s MRI technology.

Both sides agreed to the settlement, and HealthSouth paid Fonar an undisclosed amount.

The patent in question was Fonar’s Multi-Angle Oblique, patent No. 4,871,966. Company spokesman Daniel Culver said in the past Fonar has reached settlement agreements with Hitachi, Philips, Siemens, Toshiba, Elscint, Shimadzu, and GE over patent infringements. Fonar introduced the world’s first commercial MR whole-body scanner in 1980.