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Medical Device Maker Claims Patent Suit Botched

Law360 (October 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cook Biotech Inc. has asked a federal court in Indiana to declare that a product used to reinforce suture lines doesn’t infringe a patent held by rival medical device maker Synovis Life Technologies Inc., following what Cook Biotech contends was a botched lawsuit in which Synovis named the wrong defendant.

The suit filed Tuesday by Cook Biotech and Cook Medical Inc. asks the court to declare that Synovis’ U.S. Patent Number 5,752,965 invalid and unenforceable, and that the manufacture and sale of the plaintiffs’ Surgisis SLR...
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