Court Affirms Needle Co. Did Not Intend Infringement

Law360, New York (December 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has affirmed that a medical device company’s needle assembly patent was not infringed by an Australian manufacturer that sold its needle products to a Japanese medical supplier found guilty of direct infringement.

The U.S. Court of Appeals found Wednesday that a district court was correct when it ruled that ITL Corporation Pty Ltd. did not intend to infringe the needle assembly patent of DSU Medical Corp., even though ITL sold its needle guards to Japan’s JMS Co. Ltd., which the court found did...
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