BD Wins Ruling Over Two Abbott Glucose Strip Patents

Law360, New York (April 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Becton Dickinson and Co. did not infringe two Abbott Laboratories patents for blood-glucose test strips, but infringement claims regarding two other patents can move forward.

U.S. District Judge Martin J. Jenkins of the Northern District of California also held in his Thursday ruling that Abbott's infringement claims regarding one of the test-strip patents could be asserted against Bayer Healthcare LLC and BD under the doctrine of equivalents. The judge denied Roche Diagnostics Corp.'s bid for summary judgment of noninfringement of...
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