Becton Dickinson Hit With Syringe Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A medical syringe producer has filed a lawsuit against Becton Dickinson & Co. and Retractable Technologies Inc., accusing the medical suppliers of infringing its patent for a safety syringe.

Medsafe Technologies LLC filed the complaint against Becton Dickinson and Retractable over a patent covering a syringe that prevents so-called needlesticks, accidental injuries from used syringes, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina on Friday.

The South Carolina-based safety syringe provider claims that Patent Number 6,074,370, issued in June 2000, is infringed by...
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