Prosthetic Liner Antitrust Claims Have Legs: Judge

Law360 (February 12, 2010, 5:21 PM EST) -- Alps South LLC has received a couple of big boosts in two patent infringement disputes with rival prosthetic limb liner maker The Ohio Willow Wood Co., with Alps winning its bid to add antitrust counterclaims in one suit and Ohio Willow losing its motion to dismiss a separate patent suit brought by its competitor.

In Alps' patent infringement suit, Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Thursday denied Ohio Willow's request to dismiss Alps' claims over a patent related to gel liners for prosthetic limbs, ruling that Alps does have standing...

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