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Medegen Wins Patent Infringement Decision

Medegen announced that it has won its case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC. The appellate court's decision reverses a judgment issued by a district court judge in the Central District of California of patent noninfringement entered in favor of ICU Medical Inc. Medegen argued that the decision inappropriately narrowed the definition of key terms of one of its patents (U.S. Patent No. 5,730,418).

The patent covers a number of MedegenâEUR(TM)s needleless connectors, including the use of positive displacement technology, which reduces the occurrence of common vascular access device-related complications. The case is now returned to the lower court with the appellate court having interpreted key claim language as Medegen had requested.

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