New Patent Injected Into Becton's Syringe Feud

Law360, New York (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Safety-syringe-maker Retractable Technologies Inc. wasted no time filing a new suit against medical technology giant Becton Dickinson and Co. after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent on Tuesday that the plaintiff claims is infringed by Becton Dickinson's retractable syringes.

Retractable Technologies lodged its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday, the same day the USPTO issued the patent-in-suit. Retractable and Becton Dickinson have a history of litigation over patents as well as antitrust issues.

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