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Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RVP) Announces Decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


7/12/2011 9:27:06 AM

LITTLE ELM, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: RVP) announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Court”) has issued its decision in the appeal of the verdict reached in district court in Retractable Technologies, Inc. and Thomas J. Shaw v. Becton, Dickinson and Company. The Court reversed the district court’s judgment that Becton, Dickinson and Company’s 3 mL Integra infringed Retractable Technologies, Inc.’s ‘224 patent and ‘077 patent. The court affirmed the district court’s judgment that the 1 mL Integra infringes Retractable Technologies, Inc.’s ‘244 and ‘733 patents. The Court also affirmed the district court’s judgment that the ‘077 patent is not invalid for anticipation or obviousness. Out of eight principal issues that were contested in the appeal, Retractable Technologies, Inc. and Thomas J. Shaw prevailed on six and Becton, Dickinson and Company prevailed on two.

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