Fed. Circ. Nixes Suit To Invalidate Kinetic Patents

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court affirmed the dismissal Thursday of Innovative Therapies Inc.’s preemptive suit seeking a ruling that certain of Kinetic Concepts Inc.’s patents for vacuum-assisted technology were invalid.

The ruling, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, upheld a November 2008 ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware that the plaintiff failed to establish jurisdiction in its complaint.

According to the Federal Circuit, the plaintiff was established in 2006 by several former employees of the defendant, in conjunction...
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