Judge Says Abbott Can't Add Products To Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court has batted down Abbott Laboratories’ attempt to expand its infringement allegations in a patent suit to include Bayer HealthCare Inc. products for testing glucose levels.

Judge Martin J. Jenkins ruled Thursday that Abbott failed to show good cause in its bid for leave to add Bayer’s Breeze 2 Meter, Breeze 2 Strip and Contour Strip products to its infringement suit.

The judge noted that Abbott became aware of Bayer’s Breeze 2 products in December and its Contour Strip in January, but did not...
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