Appeals Court Vacates Ventana Ruling

Law360, New York (January 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided on Friday that a BioGenex Laboratories Inc. product might infringe on a patent held by Ventana Medical Systems Inc., vacating a district court decision.

The appellate court’s decision said the lower court “erred in its claim construction” and remanded the case back the District Court for the District of Arizona for further proceedings.

Ventana, a maker of instruments used in microscope slide preparation, originally filed suit against its rival laboratory device manufacturer in 2003. Ventana alleged...
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