Becton Asks Fed. Circ. To Chuck $5M Syringe IP Loss

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 5:56 PM EST) -- Becton Dickinson & Co. tried to convince the Federal Circuit on Monday to overturn a $5 million judgment awarded to Retractable Technologies Inc. in an infringement suit over three patents for retractable syringes.

The patents-in-suit arise in a “very crowded field of prior art,” Becton attorney William F. Lee told a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In May, Judge David Folsom of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas handed down the judgment, upholding a November...
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