Pa. Devicemaker Sues Bard To Overturn USPTO Decision

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 5:22 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania medical device company on Tuesday sued C.R. Bard Inc. in New Jersey federal court in hopes of invalidating patent claims covering vascular equipment used to deliver medication, saying the patent application lacked sufficient detail.

Medical Components Inc. acknowledges that an inventor who assigned his interest in the patent to Bard was first to file an application, but says the paperwork failed to spell out crucial elements of an implantable port used to draw blood and inject drugs for patients with frequent needs for intravenous...
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