Fed. Circ. Overturns $5M RTI Win In Syringe IP Case

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday reversed part of a $5 million judgment for Retractable Technologies Inc. in a suit against Becton Dickinson & Co. over three patents for retractable syringes, finding that a lower court erred in construing the term "body."

In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel nixed the judgment that Becton's 3-milliliter Integra syringes infringed four claims of a RTI patent, ruling that the district court mistakenly concluded that a key term in the patent — body — could describe structures consisting of separate...
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