On February 4, 2015, the district court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk Division) issued a decision denying the Defendant’s, LifeCell Corporation’s, Motion for a Finding of Laches. The Defendant had filed the instant Motion in an attempt to throw out or reduce an award of nearly $35 million in damages for the Plaintiff. The underlying case, which was filed on September 6, 2013 by the Plaintiff, LifeNet Health, asserted that the Defendant had infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,569,200 (“the ‘200 Patent”), owned by the Plaintiff. The ‘200 Patent, which is drawn to plasticized soft tissue grafts, and methods of making and using the same, was found to be valid and infringed by the Defendant after an eleven-day jury trial. The case remains pending in the Eastern District of Virginia and is captioned 2:13cv486.
By: Jacqueline A. DiRamio