Northgate Infringes Lexion Laparoscopy Patent: Judge

Law360, New York (April 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district judge found in favor of medical supplier Lexion Medical LLC on Monday in a patent infringement lawsuit with Northgate Technologies Inc. over a laparoscopy patent, deciding that a federal circuit court's reinterpretation of one of the patent’s claims rendered Northgate's defense moot.

In a memorandum opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Charles P. Kocoras denied Northgate’s motion for summary judgment and granted Lexion’s, reconsidering an appellate court opinion that had itself vacated a jury verdict.

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