Applied Medical Hits Covidien With Seal Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Applied Medical Resources Corp. said Monday that it had filed a lawsuit against Covidien PLC in California alleging infringement of a recently issued patent covering technology for a gas-tight seal used in surgical instruments, and arguing that Covidien has repeatedly infringed its patents.

The complaint, filed May 17 in California federal court, alleged that Covidien's current version of VersaPort Plus and VersaSeal Plus products used in laparoscopic surgery infringe an Applied Medical patent for a gas-tight seal that allows surgical instruments with a wide range of...
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