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Medical Components, Inc.
v. C.R. Bard, Inc.

Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00434-FSH-PS, the Hon. Faith S. Hochberg presiding.
Filed on Jan. 22, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey;

Plaintiffs

v.
Medical Components
Blank, Rome, Llp; Princeton, NJ
Stephen M. Orlofsky

Defendants

Patents in case

  • 4,479,798: “Subcutaneous implant useful in effecting hyperthermic treatment” by Parks. Prosecuted by Cushman, Darby & Cushman. Includes 16 claims (3 indep.). Was application 06/212,750. Granted 10/30/1984.
  • 7,785,302: “Access port identification systems and methods” by Powers and assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc.. Prosecuted by Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Includes 10 claims (4 indep.). Was application 11/368,954. Filed 3/6/2006 & Granted 8/31/2010.
  • 5,044,955: “Radiographically readable information carrier and method of using same” by Jagmin. Prosecuted by Potthast & Ring. Includes 56 claims (5 indep.). Was application 07/349,530. Granted 9/3/1991.
  • 5,423,334: “Implantable medical device characterization system” by Jordan. Prosecuted by Workman Nydegger & Seeley. Includes 44 claims (1 indep.). Was application 08/012,541. Granted 6/13/1995.
  • 6,287,293: “Method and apparatus for locating the injection point of an implanted medical device” by Jones et. al. Prosecuted by Morrison & Foerster Wight; Todd W.. Includes 32 claims (4 indep.). Was application 09/382,011. Granted 9/11/2001.
  • 6,527,754: “Implantable vascular access device” by Tallarida et. al. Prosecuted by Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC. Includes 11 claims (3 indep.). Was application 09/582,406. Granted 3/4/2003.
  • 5,203,777: “Radiopaque marker system for a tubular device” by Lee. Prosecuted by Fay, Sharpe, Beall, Fagan, Minnich & McKee. Includes 24 claims (4 indep.). Was application 07/853,921. Granted 4/20/1993.
  • 7,076,305: “Gastric device and instrument system and method” by Imran et. al. Prosecuted by Schmitt; Susan M. Peters, Verny, Jones, Schmitt & Aston, LLP. Includes 22 claims (14 indep.). Was application 10/295,115. Granted 7/11/2006.
  • 8,029,482: “Systems and methods for radiographically identifying an access port” by Maniar et. al. Prosecuted by Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Includes 13 claims (2 indep.). Was application 12/796,133. Granted 10/4/2011.
  • 7,947,022: “Access port identification systems and methods” by Amin et. al. and assigned to C. R. Bard, Inc.. Prosecuted by Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Includes 20 claims (3 indep.). Was application 12/420,028. Filed 4/7/2009 & Granted 5/24/2011.
  • 4,928,298: “Information-bearing sheet for X-ray film” by Tanaka. Prosecuted by Wegner & Bretschneider. Includes 13 claims (3 indep.). Was application 06/760,554. Granted 5/22/1990.
  • 4,863,470: “Identification marker for a breast prosthesis” by Carter. Prosecuted by Krieger; Stuart E.. Includes 10 claims (2 indep.). Was application 07/102,752. Granted 9/5/1989.

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