Becton To Take Inequitable Conduct Fight To High Court

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Becton Dickinson & Co. said Wednesday that it planned to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Federal Circuit's ruling tightening of the standard for proving inequitable conduct in patent infringement litigation, which overturned the company's win in a fight with Abbott Laboratories.

In a motion asking the Federal Circuit to stay its issuance of mandate to the district court pending the filing of a petition for certiorari to the high court, Becton contends that the new standard the court laid out for demonstrating materiality...
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