ICU Medical Smacked With $4.75M Fee

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge overseeing a patent lawsuit filed by ICU Medical Inc. against Cardinal Health Inc. subsidiary Alaris Medical Systems Inc. over needle-free valves has awarded $4.75 million in fees and costs to Alaris' attorneys after granting a motion for sanctions and finding that ICU engaged in improper litigation tactics.

U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer on June 28 signed off on an order awarding Alaris $4,587,622.74 in attorney fees and $164,721.19 in costs, as well as post-judgment interest. ICU's patent claims have been blown out of...
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