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Federal Circuit Overturns Jury Verdict Against ACell

Law360 (August 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit has overturned a jury verdict that found biotechnology company ACell Inc. liable for patent infringement of a tissue-engineering method for healing wounds and scars, ruling against Cook Biotech Inc. and Purdue Research Foundation.

The Federal Circuit ruled that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana erred in interpreting the scope of the patent in question by construing two scientific terms, and that under the proper interpretation, no infringement occurred.

No damages were granted by the lower court in the case.

“This victory provides a tremendous boost to ACell,” said Jim DeFrancesco, the biotech’s chief executive...

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