J&J Faces Contempt For Contacting Glucose-Strip Sellers

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that makes OneTouch Ultra glucose monitors could be held in contempt for using privileged information to contact distributors of allegedly patent-infringing glucose test strips after obtaining a preliminary injunction, a California federal judge said Wednesday.

J&J's LifeScan Inc. unit violated a protective order when it used confidential information to contact distributors for defendants  Shasta Technologies LLC, Decision Diagnostics Corp., Pharma Tech Solutions Inc. and Conductive Technologies Inc., U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick ruled.

The court ordered LifeScan to explain why...
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