Judge Nixes Becton's Inequitable Conduct Theory

Law360, New York (November 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in northern California has rejected Becton, Dickinson & Co.'s attempt to argue that the inventor of one of the patents at issue in the suit failed to disclose a blood glucose test strip as prior art to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the patent's prosecution.

U.S. District Judge Martin J. Jenkins signed off on an order dated Nov. 15 which shot down a Oct. 15 motion by defendants Nova Biomedical Corp. and Becton Dickinson, seeking to leave to amend their answer...
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