Tyco Unit Wins Jury Verdict In Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal jury has ruled that a Tyco International Ltd. subsidiary did not infringe Applied Medical Resources Corp.’s patent for trocar seal technology.

Covidien AG, formerly Tyco Healthcare, parent company of defendant U.S. Surgical Corp., said Wednesday that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found that Applied Medical’s surgical instrument patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,385,553, was not infringed.

“We are very pleased with the jury's verdict and look forward to continuing to provide innovative surgical instruments to our customers,”...
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