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Ill. Court Kills Shunt Patent Suit That Targeted Hundreds

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:23 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge tossed a patent infringement suit brought by two Illinois surgeons against hundreds of doctors and hospitals after the surgeons' "continued disregard" for the law and warnings from the court, sanctioning them for "groundless" positions on the service and venue of their complaints.

Nazir Khan and Ifitkhar Khan claimed a collection of corporations, hospitals and doctors — more than 300 defendants overall — allegedly infringed their 

patent for a shunt used for kidney dialysis. But their insufficient and untimely attempts at service and their failure to establish that the infringing acts occurred in Illinois warranted dismissal with prejudice,...

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August 7, 2018

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