3M, Andover Forge Last-Minute Deal In Bandage Patent Row

By Y. Peter Kang (November 7, 2016, 9:00 PM EST) -- On the eve of a jury trial, manufacturing giant 3M Co. has settled a patent infringement suit brought by bandage maker Andover Healthcare Inc., according to documents filed Monday in Delaware federal court.

In a one-page letter, Andover told U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark that the parties have resolved all claims and counterclaims with prejudice in litigation accusing 3M's Coban line of self-adhering wraps and bandages of stepping on Andover's patent covering "cohesive products." After the companies asked the judge to remove the jury trial set for Nov. 10 from the court calendar, the judge did so via oral order,...

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