Becton Dickinson Infringed 4 Hologic Patents, Judge Finds

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ruled that Becton Dickinson & Co. has infringed four patents held by Hologic Inc. unit Gen-Probe Inc., Hologic said Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez issued his ruling Friday and scheduled a Dec. 4 trial to determine whether Becton Dickinson willfully infringed the four patents, which cover Gen-Probe's testing systems and specimen-collection products, and whether the company owes Gen-Probe damages.

"We are pleased with the court's decision, which we believe places us in a strong position as we prepare for...
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