Wound VAC Patent Suit V. Smith & Nephew Expands

Law360, New York (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Medical device maker Kinetic Concepts Inc. has expanded its vacuum-assisted closure patent infringement suit against Smith & Nephew Inc. in response to the rival's plans to begin selling a foam dressing kit for negative pressure wound therapy.

The new product infringes several of San Antonio-based KCI's patents, including three it licenses from Wake Forest University Health Sciences, the company said Thursday. The university joined KCI in filing an amended complaint adding additional patents to the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of...
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