February 19, 2015 – B Therapy, LLC filed a complaint for patent infringement against Best Medical International, Inc. on February 18, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit relates to Best Medical’s Dual Balloon Breast Brachytherapy Applicator, which is a medical device used for treatment of breast cancer that utilizes both outer and inner expandable balloons that allow physicians to position treatment catheters inside to optimize treatment. The patent at issue is B Therapy’s U.S. Patent No. 5,720,717, entitled: “Intracavitary catheter for use in therapeutic radiation procedures,” which relates to a medical device consisting of a catheter and therapeutic balloon that provides a physician with a new technique to treat cancers within the body.
By: Frederick C. Millett