Kimberly-Clark Sues Cardinal Over Sterilization Wrap IP

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 4:24 PM EST) -- Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. on Wednesday alleged that Cardinal Health Inc.’s Durablue sterilization wraps infringe the paper giant's patents covering sterilizing wrapping materials.

In its complaint, filed in Delaware federal court, Kimberly-Clark alleged that the Dublin, Ohio-based health care services company directly and indirectly violated the patents by selling and marketing the use of the DuraBlue sterilization wraps in an infringing manner.

The patents cover a single-step sterilization wrapping material that can be used to wrap surgical instruments and supplies for sterilization, transportation and storage.

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