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Tyco Loses Patent Suit Over Medical Equipment In Netherlands

Law360 (August 18, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tyco Healthcare is infringing on a European patent for laryngeal masks used in surgery rooms across the continent, a Dutch Court has ruled.

The District Court in the Hague issued a cross-border injunction barring Tyco Healthcare Nederland BV to directly or indirectly infringe the patent, not only in the Netherlands, but also in other European countries designated in the patent, medical device maker LMA International NV said.

The court applied a penalty of 10,000 euro for each act of infringement.

LMA sued Tyco Healthcare Nederland BV,...
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