Fed. Circ. Nixes ERBE's Latest Endoscopy IP Suit

Law360, New York (December 9, 2010, 8:39 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to revive the most recent in a series of antitrust, patent and trademark battles between ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH and Canady Technology LLC, two makers of electrosurgical products.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision nixing claims by ERBE that Canady had infringed a patent for endoscopic probes and violated a related trademark.

In a 2005 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the...
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