Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) Wins Patent Case against Smith & Nephew plc (SNN)  
3/10/2010 12:17:04 PM

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI) today announced that a United States District Court jury has found that a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) product marketed and sold by Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE: SNN) infringes two patents owned by Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which are exclusively licensed to KCI. The jury held that each of the patents in the case are valid and has awarded KCI and Wake Forest damages related to the infringement. KCI will be seeking an injunction in the United States District Court in post-trial proceedings to prevent further infringement by Smith & Nephew.