Court Denies ICU Medical's Request for Preliminary Injunction

Law360, New York (August 6, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district court has denied ICU Medical’s request for a preliminary injunction against rival Alaris Medical Systems, Inc. in a lawsuit over a patent for needle-free valves and systems.

ICU Medical, Inc. sued its rival in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on June 16, 2004. The company filed the lawsuit after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Certificate of Correction on June 15, 2004 for United States Patent No. 6,682,509, owned by ICU Medical.

The lawsuit asserts that...
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