Tyco's Patent Counterclaims Ordered Into New Case

Law360, New York (August 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A healthcare unit of conglomerate Tyco International Inc. that’s facing an antitrust lawsuit has failed to keep its patent-infringement counterclaims from being split into a separate case.

The ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas was a mid-proceeding victory for plaintiff Genico Inc., which filed the suit against Tyco and Johnson & Johnson in October 2004.

Tyco insisted in court documents that its patent counterclaims, filed in April, were inextricably linked to its defense against Genico’s allegations of anti-competitive activity in...
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