Jury Rules For Inverness In Patent Suit Vs. Acon Labs

Law360, New York (November 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a move likely to lead to a preliminary injunction order, a federal jury has found that three claims central to medical device maker Inverness Medical Innovations’ lawsuit against rival Acon Laboratories are valid.

The jury, in the U.S. District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ruled unanimously in favor of Inverness against Acon's three principal invalidity defenses, Inverness said.

The lawsuit centers on point-of-care diagnostic tests for detection of medical conditions and illnesses, especially for acute and chronic conditions associated with women's health in areas...
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