Judge Denies Fresenius' Bid For Stay In Patent Case

Law360, New York (June 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge in the longstanding patent dispute between medical device makers Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. and Baxter International Inc. has denied Fresenius’ motion to stay the case pending reexamination of the patents-in-suit by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Fresenius had moved to stay the case and put off a damages trial scheduled for October. But Judge Sandra Brown Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Wednesday that delaying the case after over four years of litigation, especially since...
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