Inverness Sues Rival Over Pregnancy Test Patent

Law360, New York (January 8, 2010, 5:50 PM EST) -- Inverness Medical Innovations Inc., which sells the Clearblue Easy pregnancy tests, has slapped competitor Church & Dwight Co. Inc. with a patent suit alleging that Church & Dwight's digital pregnancy test infringes claims of a patent owned by Inverness' Swiss parent company.

Inverness, Inverness Medical Switzerland GmbH and SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH filed suit against Church & Dwight on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Inverness Switzerland owns U.S. Patent Number 7,317,532, “Flow sensing for determination of assay results,” and...
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