RyMed Wins Jury Trial Over ICU's Valve Patent

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal jury on Wednesday handed a win to RyMed Technologies Inc. in its fight with ICU Medical Inc. over whether RyMed's IV connectors infringe one of ICU's medical valve patents.

The jury found that ICU failed to prove that RyMed's InVision-Plus product literally infringed a claim of U.S. Patent No. 5,685,866.

RyMed spokesman Paul Blackburn said the verdict confirms RyMed’s longstanding belief that it hasn't infringed ICU’s patent.

“Of course we’re absolutely thrilled,” Blackburn told Law360. “It’s been a long time coming, and it...
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