Safety IV cannula patent issue


Intravenous products: report “Poly Medicure Ltd., an India-based manufacturer and exporter of safety IV Catheters, has been restrained by the Regional Court, Dusseldorf, from marketing its products which have been found prima facie to be infringing the patent of B. Braun Melsungen AG, Germany in a preliminary injunction proceeding initiated by B Braun in Germany.

The subject matter of the legal proceedings is safety IV Catheters which Poly Medicure manufacturers in India under the brand Poly Safety and which are marketed in Germany by Troge Medical GmbH and megro GmbH & Co. KG under the brand Tro-Vensite Safety.

The Regional Court, Dusseldorf, found the marketing of these products an infringement of the German part of B.Brauns patent EP 1 911 486 (registered in Germany under DE 698 41 231) and granted preliminary injunctions against Poly Medicure, Troge Medical and megro restraining their activities.

B. Braun Melsungen AG served the preliminary injunctions on the respective companies at their stand on the worlds leading medical trade fair MEDICA and where these companies attended as exhibitors. All infringing IV Catheters on the stands had to be handed over to the court bailiff. The MEDICA is held annually in November in Dusseldorf.”

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