Battle Between Medical Device Makers Continues

Law360, New York (September 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Applied Medical Resources Corp. has accused Tyco International LP and a Tyco subsidiary of infringing three patents, the latest development in a long-running series of legal battles between the rival companies over surgical instruments known as trocars.

On Monday, Applied Medical filed an answer and counterclaims in response to a patent infringement suit brought by Tyco in July in the Eastern District of Texas.

Applied Medical accused Tyco and subsidiary United States Surgical Corp. of infringing three of Applied Medical’s patents—U.S. Patent Numbers 5,385,553; 5,584,850 and...
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