Fed. Circ. Nixes Tyco Ultrasonic Device Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 8:00 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a patent infringement suit Tyco Healthcare Group LP brought against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. over ultrasonic medical devices, though one judge offered a scathing dissent to the decision.

In a two-to-one ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut to dismiss the suit without prejudice because Tyco failed to prove ownership of the asserted patents and lacked standing.

Tyco claims three patents...
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