Covidien Nets $177M From J&J Unit In Scalpel Patent Suit
U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton held that Covidien, formerly known as Tyco Healthcare Group LP, proved infringement of all asserted claims of the patents-in-suit, and while Ethicon succeeded in its defense of prior conception and diligence for various claims, its obviousness defense fell flat.
Ethicon had argued that if one looked around...
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