Court Finds Non-Infringement In Alaris, ICU Case

Law360, New York (July 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge has put an end to a dispute between two industry rivals over the patents for needle-free valves, granting partial summary judgment of non-infringement to Alaris Medical Systems Inc. in a case brought by ICU Medical Inc.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment of non-infringement for three out of the four patents in question, after a two-day Markman hearing.

Although the court did not grant Alaris’ motion for summary judgment for the fourth patent, a debate...
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