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Del. Judge Tosses Bard's $67.5M Vascular Port IP Case

Law360 (April 26, 2019, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Friday tossed a lawsuit by a subsidiary of medical device maker C.R. Bard Inc. accusing rival AngioDynamics Inc. of infringing three patents related to identifying vascular access ports and seeking $67.5 million, finding that the labeling of the ports is “old technology” that cannot be patented.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon found that Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. was unable to show at trial last month how its patents, which deal with identifying markers for power ports that allow health care providers to identify ports implanted under a patient’s skin, recited anything more than a standard...

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