Fed. Circ. Reverses Ruling In IV Patent Dispute

Law360 (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- ICU Medical suffered a blow in its patent battle with rival Medegen MMS Inc. Thursday when a federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling that ICU Medical had not infringed Medegen's patent for a needle-free intravenous connection.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a lower court ruling granting ICU Medical summary judgment of noninfringement against Medegen, saying that the lower court had incorrectly construed the term “plug,” and sending the case back to the U.S. District Court for the Central District...
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