Medtrica, Steris Prevail In Endoscopy Kit Patent Dispute

Law360, Los Angeles (March 3, 2014, 8:06 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Monday that Medtrica Solutions Ltd. and Steris Corp. don't infringe Cygnus Medical LLC's patent for an endoscope precleaning kit, finding that the accused products don't satisfy one of the limitations in the asserted claims.

U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik granted Medtrica and Steris's joint motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of Cygnus's U.S. Patent Number 7,648,023, saying that the pouches in the companies' endoscope precleaning kits don't have "weakened lines" allowing users to open them to access detergent as required...
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