Becton, RTI Spar Over Syringe Patents, Competition

Law360 (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Becton Dickinson & Co. has hit rival syringe maker Retractable Technologies Inc. with a patent infringement suit, just as it slammed RTI's own patent suit against it, calling that case a veiled rehash of antitrust claims it said an earlier settlement forbids the company from relitigating.

Becton filed its suit, which seeks damages, an injunction and declaratory judgment of infringement, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday with the help of MDC Investment Holdings Inc., which actually holds the patents...
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