Judge Won't Rethink Ruling In Applied, Covidien IP Row

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday refused to reconsider a decision not to block Applied Medical Resources Corp. from making minimally invasive surgery devices in a patent infringement case brought by Covidien PLC, saying neither company still manufactures the allegedly infringing products.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin said he “had a hard time” with Covidien predecessor Tyco Healthcare Group LP's arguments that the May 2010 decision should be reconsidered, since the company had conceded in court documents that it couldn't currently sell products under the...
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