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Cygnus Shakes Attys' Fees In Endoscopy Kit Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge shot down Medtrica Solutions Ltd. and Steris Corp.’s attempt to recover attorneys’ fees from Cygnus Medical LLC for an allegedly frivolous patent infringement suit over an endoscope precleaning kit, ruling Wednesday that Cygnus’ claims were not baseless.

Medtrica and Steris filed a motion for attorneys' fees after the court ruled in March that the two companies don't infringe Cygnus’ patent, because the accused products do not satisfy one of the limitations in the asserted claims. But U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said Wednesday that Cygnus' claims were not frivolous and that the litigation conduct was not...

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April 2, 2012

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