Retractable Technologies, Inc. Wins a Round Against Becton, Dickinson and Company
Published: Sep 12, 2013
A federal judge rules that patent infringement can be anti-competitive in an anti-trust lawsuit filed against Becton Dickinson by Retractable Technologies. Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) lost its bid to toss anti-trust claims stemming from patent infringement in a lawsuit filed by Retractable Technologies (NYSE:RVP), after a federal judge ruled that infringement could constitute anti-competitive behavior. The case, which went before a Texas jury yesterday, is the latest in a long-running patent battle between the companies, which began when Texas-based Retractable Technologies sued on allegations that Becton's Integra syringes infringe patents covering its competing VanishPoint devices.
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