Antitrust Allegations Add Fire To Catheter Dispute

Law360, New York (April 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reacting to a patent infringement suit brought earlier this year, an Arizona biotech device manufacturing company filed suit Wednesday against a rival claiming violations of antitrust laws and seeking declaratory judgment of noninfringement.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, manufacturing equipment maker Blockwise Engineering LLC claimed its competitor, Machine Solutions Inc., holds a patent for catheter balloon folding technology that is invalid. MSI filed suit against Blockwise in Arizona Superior Court for trade secret violations in January....
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