Baxter Wins Round In Dialysis Machine Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has sided primarily with Baxter Healthcare LLC in a Markman order for the company's patent infringement lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. over a peritoneal dialysis machine used to treat end-stage kidney disease.

Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order of claims construction on Monday upholding Baxter’s constructions for nine of the 10 disputed terms.

The claims defined some of the highly technical terms involved in the nine patents that Baxter has asserted...
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