Philips Medical Systems sues ex-employee over alleged secrets theft

Philips Medical Systems sues ex-employee over alleged secrets theft

Thomas Dworetzky, Contributing Reporter | April 24, 2019

Philips is asking the court for a permanent injunction, damages, doubled exemplary damages, and legal fees.

Philips was recently in the news in early March, when it acquired Carestream's IT unit – including diagnostic and enterprise viewers, multimedia reporting, workflow orchestrator, and clinical, operational and business analytics tools.

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Through the deal, 900 Carestream employees are becoming part of Philips’ Healthcare Informatics business within the Diagnosis and Treatment segment.

“This acquisition will enhance our ability to provide flexible solutions to hospitals and health systems," said Robert Cascella, chief business leader precision diagnosis at Philips, in a statement. "The combination of our successful innovations in imaging system platforms, workflow optimization and artificial intelligence-enabled informatics, combined with Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform and complementary geographic footprint will provide a solid foundation to deliver on the promise of precision diagnosis.”

Carestream will retain its medical imaging, dental, and industrial films, non-destructive testing, and precision coating businesses.

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