Abbott Secures Order To Keep Settlement Confidential

Law360, New York (August 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a setback for the defendants in Abbott Laboratories’ patent suit, a magistrate judge has permitted Abbott to keep its settlement agreement with LifeScan Inc. under wraps, finding that the deal is not relevant to the case over glucose testing technology.

Since June, Roche Diagnostics Corp. and Bayer HealthCare Inc. have argued that Abbott’s 2003 settlement is crucial to the case because it involves one of the same patents Abbott asserted in this dispute, and that the information could potentially undermine Abbott’s lost profits and royalty...
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