Arrow's Challenge To Cathether Patent Shot Down

Law360, New York (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Arrow International Inc.’s arguments that Medical Components Inc.’s patent covering a method of making a multilumen catheter assembly should be invalidated have been rejected by a federal court, clearing the way for Medical Components’ infringement suit to move forward.

Judge Paul S. Diamond of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday denied Arrow’s bid for summary judgment of patent invalidity.

Arrow, a Reading, Pa.-based catheter manufacturer, contended that Medical Components’ patent was anticipated by two prior art references.

It claimed that...
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