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Tyco Sticks Applied Medical With Fresh Patent Suit

Law360 (July 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tyco International Ltd.’s health care unit has jabbed longtime competitor Applied Medical Resources Corp. with a patent infringement suit, alleging it violated Tyco’s patents for medical devices used in minimally invasive surgery.

Tyco Healthcare Group LP launched the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last week, claiming Applied Medical, based in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., infringed five of its patents.

Tyco’s Mansfield, Mass.-based unit is the current assignee of the patents, which were originally issued by the U.S. Patent and...
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