Judge Refuses To Toss Intuitive Suit Against Caltech

Law360, New York (April 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The California Institute of Technology has lost its bid to dismiss a patent lawsuit filed by Intuitive Surgical Inc., which claimed Caltech’s patents covering a robot-assisted microsurgery system were invalid.

Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied Caltech’s motion to throw out or transfer the case on Wednesday, but she granted its request to stay the California action while a related suit played out in a Texas federal court.

Wilken said the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
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