Safety IV catheter patent infringement


Intravenous product: report “Germany-based medical device manufacturer B. Braun Melsungen AG and its U.S. subsidiary B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) announced today that the Company prevailed in a patent infringement suit against Japan’s Terumo Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary Terumo Medical Corporation. The verdict was awarded by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, confirming the validity of an infringed claim of B. Braun’s 2007 patent (U.S. Patent 7,264,613) for its Introcan Safety® IV Catheter.

B. Braun sued Terumo in May 2009 for infringement of its Introcan Safety patent by selling Terumo’s Surshield® Safety IV Catheter. B. Braun will enforce its patent and will seek damages and other relief for Terumo’s infringement.”

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