Roche, Bayer Press Abbott To Turn Over Patent Deal

Law360, New York (July 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc. and Bayer HealthCare Inc. are trying to force Abbott Laboratories and its diabetes unit to hand over a settlement agreement from another patent case that they believe is key to this dispute over glucose test strip technology.

Roche and Bayer, both defendants in Abbott’s patent infringement suit, urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to compel Abbott to produce the agreement between it and LifeScan Inc., claiming that Abbott asserted the same patent in that case as one...
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