KCI Wound-Healing Patent Not Infringed, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (August 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has dealt a blow to medical equipment maker Kinetic Concepts Inc., ruling that rival company BlueSky Medical Group Inc. did not infringe a Kinetic patent for a wound-healing device.

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas did not invalidate KCI’s patent covering technology for a wound-closure system used in KCI’s Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.) product.

But the judge did determine that BlueSky’s “Versatile 1” pump, which makes use of a similar suction system for the treatment of...
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