3M Infringes Self-Sticking Bandage Patent, Suit Alleges

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A bandage maker hit 3M Co. with a suit in Delaware federal court Tuesday claiming that several of the manufacturing giant's products infringe a patent for latex-free self-sticking wraps and bandages.

Andover Healthcare Inc., a Salisbury, Mass.-based maker of bandages, medical tape and related products, alleges that 3M infringes U.S. Patent Number 6,156,424, titled “Cohesive Products,” through its Coban-branded wraps, tapes and bandages.

“Unless and until enjoined by order of this court, 3M’s infringement of Andover’s rights under the ‘424 patent will continue to damage Andover,...
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