this lawsuit is consistent with our commitment to protecting our intellectual property rights and it is our intention to vigorously pursue violators of these rights.
Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 20, 2007
Briggs Medical Service Company (“Briggs”), of West Des Moines, Iowa, has filed a lawsuit against Health Systems Solutions, Inc. (“HSS”), f/k/a Healthcare Quality Solutions, Inc., of Tampa, Florida, in United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division under case number 8:07-cv-01634.
In the lawsuit Briggs (http://www.briggscorp.com) seeks injunctive and monetary relief from HSS for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and interference with Briggs current, past and prospective customers. The lawsuit alleges that HSS is engaging in unauthorized copying of, and preparation of derivative works based on Briggs copyrighted medical record-keeping compliance materials, and HSS is using such infringing works in connection with its promotion of a business directly competing with Briggs.
According to Stephan P. Hoffman, Executive Vice President of Briggs, “this lawsuit is consistent with our commitment to protecting our intellectual property rights and it is our intention to vigorously pursue violators of these rights.”
HSS is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the trading symbol “HSSO”. The principal stockholder of HSS is Stanford International Bank Ltd.
Briggs Medical Service Company (http://www.briggscorp.com) is a privately-held company and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. Briggs and its affiliated companies employ approximately 500 people located primarily in Iowa, Illinois, and Georgia. Briggs is an international producer and distributor to the health care industry of proprietary medical forms and documentation systems, charting products, education and training materials, and medical supply products.
Stephan P. Hoffman,
Executive Vice President
Briggs Medical Service Company
7300 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
1.800.247.2343 ext. 8719