Hospira Sued Over Infusion Patent, Sale Contract

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT) -- Medical device company Braun Medical Inc. sued Hospira Inc. on Wednesday in Illinois, claiming it infringed a patent covering infusion management products and interfered with Braun's contract to buy the patent.

Braun claims that several of Hospira's so-called infusion management systems infringe its newly purchased U.S. Patent 7,933,780, titled “Method and apparatus for controlling an infusion pump or the like.”

The accused products include several devices in Hospira's infusion management line of products, part of a business division that earns the company about $1 billion a...
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