Supreme Court Rebuffs Spat Over Wound Therapy IP

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up Innovative Therapies Inc.'s challenge to the dismissal of its preemptive suit seeking to invalidate five Kinetic Concepts Inc. patents for vacuum-assisted wound therapy technology.

The high court denied Innovative Therapies' petition for writ of certiorari on Monday, letting stand the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's determination that a lower court correctly nixed the declaratory judgment suit due to the plaintiff's failure to establish jurisdiction.

Innovative Therapies — which was established in 2006 by several...
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