Injunction Lifted In Metabolite Case Against LabCorp

Law360, New York (December 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court regarding subject-matter patentability, a Colorado federal court judge has confirmed that a permanent injunction that prevented Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings from using allegedly infringing vitamin deficiency tests is no longer in effect.

Judge Zita L. Weinshienk of the District of Colorado on Friday confirmed the dissolution of the permanent injunction because the patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent Number 4,940,658, had expired in July. The court granted the injunction after a jury awarded Metabolite Laboratories Inc. and Competitive Technologies...
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