Jury Clears Fresenius In Baxter Dialysis Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has cleared Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. of infringement in a patent dispute with rival Baxter Healthcare Corp. over a peritoneal dialysis machine used to treat end-stage kidney disease.

In a verdict issued Wednesday, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found that none of the versions of Fresenius' Liberty Peritoneal Dialysis Cycler at issue in the case infringe.

Baxter and co-plaintiff Deka Products Ltd. had claimed that the machine incorporated a pump design like that of...
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