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Complaint for Declaratory Judgement
Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-01623, the Hon. John W. Darrah presiding.
Filed on March 1, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;


Medline Industries
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery; Chicago, IL
Allen E. Hoover


Patents in case

  • 8,151,788: “Wall or roof of a building with at least one heat controlling element” by Bourne. Prosecuted by Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus P.A.. Includes 25 claims (1 indep.). Was application 12/747,279. Granted 4/10/2012.
  • 8,152,788: “Absorbent incontinence article with improved closure system” by Beckert et. al. Prosecuted by Vincent; Paul. Includes 21 claims (1 indep.). Was application 12/446,586. Granted 4/10/2012.

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