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Gaya Limited et. al.
v. Applied Medical Resources Corporation

Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 8:13-cv-00024-JST-AN, the Hon. Josephine Staton Tucker presiding.
Filed on Jan. 4, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California;

Plaintiffs

v.
Covidien Sales
Paul Hastings LLP; Costa Mesa, CA
Donald L. Morrow

LeClairRyan; Los Angeles, CA
Laurin Mills
Thomas M. O'Leary

Patents in case

  • 7,473,221: “Surgical access apparatus and method” by Ewers et. al. Prosecuted by Majdali; David G. Vu; Kenneth K. Meyers; Richard L.. Includes 23 claims (3 indep.). Was application 10/381,220. Granted 1/6/2009.
  • 8,016,755: “Surgical access apparatus and method” by Ewers et. al. and assigned to Applied Medical Resources Corporation. Prosecuted by Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP. Includes 18 claims (3 indep.). Was application 12/960,458. Filed 12/3/2010 & Granted 9/13/2011.
  • 8,105,234: “Surgical access apparatus and method” by Ewers et. al. Prosecuted by Ikehara; Patrick Y. Ho; Pui Tong. Includes 26 claims (2 indep.). Was application 12/360,710. Granted 1/31/2012.
  • 7,481,765: “Surgical access apparatus and method” by Ewers et. al. Prosecuted by Ho; Pui Tong Majdali; David G.. Includes 30 claims (3 indep.). Was application 11/244,647. Granted 1/27/2009.

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